Richard II of Gaeta

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Richard II[1] (often Richard I of Aquila) (died 1111) was the consul and duke of Gaeta, ruling from 1104 or 1105 to his death.

He conquered the duchy from his predecessor, William Blosseville, whom he exiled. He subsequently minted his own coinage as an independent prince.

He lent troops to Pope Paschal II in 1108 to retake Rome. He was a constant ally of the pope and enemy of Ptolemy I of Tusculum.

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  1. ^ Or Richard I if Richard I of Capua is not counted.

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Preceded by
William
Duke of Gaeta
1105–1111
Succeeded by
Andrew