Cousin of Saint Stephen of Hungary. After a worldly youth, he was brought to the faith by Saint Godehard of Hildesheim. Benedictine monk at Niederaltaich, Bavaria, Germany. Falling back on his old ways, he actually campaigned to be abbot of Gollingen, and won the position; he was a complete failure in the position. Learning from the experience, he resigned the position and lived his last 28 years as a hermit in the mountains of Sumava, modern Czech Republic.
- 1045 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Blessed Gunther“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 October 2013. Web. 25 July 2014. <>