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“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2012. Web. 19 April 2015. <>