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Peter Waldo

1140 - 1205

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Peter Waldo (; c. 1140 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Waldo has received more than 292,604 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Peter Waldo is the 536th most popular religious figure (down from 517th in 2019), the 617th most popular biography from France (up from 619th in 2019) and the 35th most popular French Religious Figure.

Peter Waldo is most famous for being the founder of the Waldensians, a Christian sect that was persecuted in the 13th century.

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Among religious figures, Peter Waldo ranks 536 out of 2,238Before him are Antipope Benedict XIII, Sumayyah bint Khabbat, Abdullah ibn Masud, Bahira, Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, and Zaynab bint Khuzayma. After him are Penitent thief, Muhammad Ahmad, Pope Sergius II, Muadh ibn Jabal, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Vincent Ferrer.

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Among people born in 1140, Peter Waldo ranks 2Before him is Raymond III, Count of Tripoli. After him are Alexios V Doukas, Adela of Champagne, Hoelun, Bertran de Born, Sophia of Minsk, Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, Peire Vidal, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, and Michael Choniates. Among people deceased in 1205, Peter Waldo ranks 4Before him are Enrico Dandolo, Jamukha, and Baldwin I, Latin Emperor. After him are Isabella I of Jerusalem, Constantine Laskaris, Roman the Great, Ladislaus III of Hungary, Aimery of Cyprus, Peire Vidal, Jean Bodel, and Louis I, Count of Blois.

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Among people born in France, Peter Waldo ranks 617 out of 6,011Before him are Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Francis Picabia (1879), Gérard de Nerval (1808), Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), France Gall (1947), and Michel Legrand (1932). After him are Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Paul Claudel (1868), Hugh the Great (898), Léonin (1135), Yolande de Polastron (1749), and Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661).


Among religious figures born in France, Peter Waldo ranks 35Before him are Rashi (1040), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Ansgar (801), Peter the Hermit (1050), Charles de Foucauld (1858), and Pope Nicholas II (990). After him are Clotilde (475), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Louis de Montfort (1673), Catherine Labouré (1806), Jean Meslier (1664), and Pope Stephen IX (1020).