Geoffrey Ridel, Duke of Gaeta
In 1061, he was one of the leaders of the first Norman campaign in Sicily. In 1067, he was appointed duke of Gaeta. He was the first Norman duke since William of Montreuil and the populace did not like him. Electing their own civil government, they expelled Geoffrey, who continued to rule the countryside as duke from his castle at Pontecorvo. Geoffrey was succeeded by his son Reginald. His daughter, Eva or Anna, married John VI of Naples.
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- Medieval Lands Project: Southern Italy.
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