- 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
Also called Vaudois.
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The storm of papal persecution first burst upon the Waldenses in France.Fox's Book of Martyrs
But of all the heretical bodies in Bohemia the most influential were the Waldenses.
If the Taborites taught the Waldenses, who taught the Taborites?
The Waldenses inhabit their hills, much as the Jews did their Palestine.
Nor were the Waldenses content simply to maintain their faith.
- 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
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