He is said to have been born around 625, in Bassigny, to Gundoin and Saratrude of the Etichonids, a family of the Austrasian nobility. His sister was Saint Salaberge, who founded the monastery at Laon. He founded also the Abbey of Étival (Stivagium, Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Étival), dated to 663 and the Abbey of Othonville, and died around 678.
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