Rinaldo, son of the fourth marquis d’Estê, cousin of Orlando, and nephew of Charlemagne. He was the rival of Orlando in his love for Angelica, but Angelica detested him. Rinaldo brought an auxiliary force of English and Scotch to Charlemagne, which “Silence” conducted safely into Paris.—Ariosto: Orlando Furioso (1516).

Rinaldo, the Achillês of the Christian army in the siege of Jerusalem. He was the son of Bertoldo and Sophia, but was brought up by Matilda. Rinaldo joined the crusaders at the age of 15. Being summoned to a public trial for the death of Gernando, he went into voluntary exile.—Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered (1575).

(Pulei introduces the same character in his bernesque poem entitled Morgantê Maggiorê, which holds up to ridicule the romances of chivalry.)

Rinaldo, steward to the countess of Rousillon.—Shakespeare: All’s Well that Ends Well (1598).

Rinaldo of Montalban, a knight who had the “honour” of being a public plunderer. His great exploit was stealing the golden idol of Mahomet.

In this same Mirror of Knighthood we meet with Rinaldo de Montalban and his companions, with the twelve peers of France, and Turpin the historian.… Rinaldo had a broad face, and a pair of large rolling eyes; his complexion was ruddy, and his disposition choleric. He was, besides, naturally profligate, and a great encourager of vagrants.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, I. i. I, 6 (1605).

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