(745-821) Abbot. After a short military career he entered the monastery of Saint Sequanus and later established a Benedictine house at Aniane, which became the model and center of the monastic reform in France under Louis the Pious. In 814 Louis founded for him the Abbey of Cornelmunster. He was the leader of the synods at Aix-la-Chapelle, 816 and 817. Benedict defended the orthodox teaching against Felix of Urgel, leader of the Adoptionists. Feast, 11 February.