Chancellor to King Sigebert III of Austrasia. Appointed governor of Marseilles by King Thierry III in 667. Bishop of Clermont, France in 689. He resigned the see when doubts arose about the validity of his election. Bonitus spent his later years as a holy hermit at the Benedictine abbey of Manglieu, Clermont. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy.
- c.710 in Lyon, France of natural causes while on the road returning to Clermont, France from Rome, Italy
- relics in the cathedral of Clermont
- “Saint Bonitus of Clermont“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2012. Web. 27 November 2015. <>