Gilles, Pierre a pastor of the Vaudois Church at La Tour, was born in one of the valleys of Piedmont in 1571. He was appointed to collect and arrange all the documents he could find on the origin, history, beliefs, and religious customs of the Vaudois. He devoted his entire life to this work, which he published at the age of severity-two. The title is Histoire ecclisiastique des eglises reformes recueillies en quelques vallees du Piemont et circonvoisines, autresfois oppellees eglises Vaudoises (Geneve, 1644, 4to). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Ginerale, 20:544.