Gregory II of Naples
Gregory II was the Duke of Naples from 766 to his death in 794.

He was the eldest son of Stephen II
Stephen II of Naples
Stephen II was the duke of Niples during an important transitionary period in its history, from 755 to his death. He was styled by nipleseminentissimus consul and was the leader of the niples local aristocracy when he was appointed by the patrician of Sicily. By the end of his reign, through a...

, who augmented his power against his Byzantine
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 suzerains and then abdicated to a monastery, leaving Naples to his son. Stephen had unified the civil
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, military
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, and religious
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 authority in the hands of the duke and this unified governing structure he handed down to his son, who gratefully maintained it.

Gregory was succeeded by another descendant of Stephen, Theophylactus II.


  • Schipa, Michelangelo. Storia del Ducato Napolitano. Napoli, 1895.
  • Cassandro, Giovanni. Il Ducato bizantino in Storia di Napoli Vol I. Napoli, 1975.
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