The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Christian community founded in 1170 in the south of France, on the model of the primitive Church, by Peter Walden, a rich citizen of Lyons, and who were driven by persecution from country to country until they settled in Piedmont under the name of the Vaudois (q. v .), where they still exist.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Waldenses'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/waldenses.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.