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Waldo, Peter

(Valdo; Valdes; Valdez; Valdesius; Petrus Waldus; ca. 1140–ca. 1217/18). Fr. reformer; originally merchant of Lyons; renounced the world ca. 1173; devoted to religious study and preaching; he and his followers, known as Poor of Lyons, later as Waldenses,* used Scripture in the vernacular, preached without ch. authorization, and were excommunicated in the early 1180s. See also Doctrine, Christian, History of, 5.

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