- a Christian sect that arose after 1170 in southern France, under the leadership of Pierre Waldo, a merchant of Lyons, and joined the Reformation movement in the 16th century.
Origin of Waldenses
Examples from the Web for waldensian
We come now to the creed and organization of the Waldensian Church.The Vaudois of Piedmont
John Napper Worsfold
An epistle of Bartholomew Tertian to the Waldensian churches, &c.—20.No Cross, No Crown
To Protestants, the Waldensian Church is a place of great interest.Wintering in the Riviera
Christianity had been introduced into the Waldensian country while Britain was still pagan.Minor Poems by Milton
It was wholly different from the Waldensian movement and its allies.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation
Ernst Von Dobschutz
- the members of a small sect founded as a reform movement within the Roman Catholic Church by Peter Waldo, a merchant of Lyons in the late 12th century, which in the 16th century joined the Reformation movementAlso called: Vaudois
Word Origin and History for waldensian
c.1600, from Waldenses (plural), mid-15c., from Medieval Latin, apparently from Waldensis, a variant form of the surname of Peter Waldo, the preacher who originated the sect c.1170 in southern France. Excommunicated 1184, they eventually were swept into the Protestant revolt (16c.).