Benedict of Aniane, St
Benedict of Aniane, St (c. 750–821), abbot. After serving under *Pepin and his son, *Charlemagne, he became a monk at St-Seine, near Dijon, prob. in 774. In 779 he founded on his own property at Aniane in Languedoc a monastery which became the centre of an extended reform of all the French monastic houses.