For a man whose work has had such an impact, surprisingly little is known about him. May have been a member of a noble and wealthy family, but records are obscure. Benedictine monk at Saint Martin’s monastery, Autun, France. Abbot of the Baume Abbey where he rebuilt, restored and reinvigorated the monastery. Spiritual director of Saint Odo of Cluny. Founded the monastery of Gigny, Bourg-Dieu, Massay, and served as its abbot. Planned, founded, and built the monastery of Cluny whose reform has had enormous influence throughout western Christendom. He served as its first abbot from 910 to 926.
- 927 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Katherine Rabenstein
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints