Book of Saints – Claudius of Besancon
CLAUDIUS (CLAUDE) of BESANCON (June 6) (Saint) Bishop (6th century) Born at Salins, A.D. 484, and at the age of twenty made a Canon of Besancon. In A.D. 516 he was chosen to fill that See, which he governed with zeal and success for some seven years. He then retired to the monastery of Saint Eugendus (St. Oyend), or Condat, in the Jura Mountains, and there he showed himself a model of Evangelical perfection. He died about A.D. 582. His body was discovered in the year 1243 to be still incorrupt. There is some controversy as to the year of his birth, but there is no doubt that he survived to an extreme old age.