Benedictine monk at Luxeuil, France. Bishop of Besancon, France in 624. Noted monastic reformer. Founded Saint Paul abbey at Besancon. Wrote a Rule for Virgins that combines elements of the Benedictine and Columban Rules.
- c.660 of natural causes
- “Saint Donatus of Besancon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 July 2014. Web. 25 July 2014. <>