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'''Richard II''' (died 1105/1106), called ''the Bald'', was the [[count of [[Aversa]] and the [[prince of Capua]] from [[1090]] or [[1091]], was the eldest son and successor of [[Jordan I of Capua]] and [[Gaitelgrima, daughter of Guaimar IV|Gaitelgrima]], daughter of Prince [[Guaimar IV of Salerno]].
 
 
== Early life ==
 
HeThe eldest son and successor of [[Jordan I of Capua]] and [[Gaitelgrima, daughter of Guaimar IV|Gaitelgrima]], daughter of Prince [[Guaimar IV of Salerno]], he was named after his grandfather, [[Richard I of Capua]]. While digressing on this impressive lineage, the chronicler [[William of Apulia]] in his ''The Deeds of Robert Guiscard'' says that he "though now only a young man, already shows courage worthy of an adult."
 
He succeeded to his father's dominions at a very young age and immediately he and his family were thrown out of their city by the capricious Capuans.
 
The final eight years of his reign were uneventful and he left no heir and was succeeded by his younger brother [[Robert I of Capua|Robert]] when he died (in 1105 or, more probably, 1106). Though he had accepted doing homage to the [[Hauteville family|Hauteville]] duke of Apulia, his successors did not and Capua returned to ''de facto'' independence under them.
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==Sources==
 
*William of Apulia, ''The Deeds of Robert Guiscard'' [http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/weblearning/MedievalHistoryTextCentre/william%20ap%201.doc Books One] (pdf)
*[[John Julius Norwich|Norwich, John Julius]]. ''The Normans in the South 1016-1130''. Longmans: [[London]], [[1967]].
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==Sources==
 
*William of Apulia, ''The Deeds of Robert Guiscard'' [http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/weblearning/MedievalHistoryTextCentre/william%20ap%201.doc Books One] (pdf)
*[[John Julius Norwich|Norwich, John Julius]]. ''The Normans in the South 1016-1130''. Longmans: [[London]], [[1967]].
 
[[Category:1106 deaths]]
[[Category:Normans]]
[[category:Counts of Aversa]]
[[category:princes of Capua]]