Battle of Xerigordo, 1096

Rainaldo (fl. 1096) was an Italian nobleman who took part in the People's Crusade of 1096.


Rainaldo was a part of the massive army rallied by Peter the Hermit on his tour through Europe, fighting for Christ's creed with many international troops, leading a force of German and Italian knights into capturing Xerigordon Castle, near Nicaea in Asia Minor. Soon, The Turks besiged the castle and trapped the garrison, with Rainaldo avoiding death, but being captured and forced to embrace Islam.

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