Fructuosus ST., archbishop of Braga, sprung from the blood royal of the Goths, devoted his property chiefly to the founding of monasteries. He was abbot of his own monastery of Complutum; was ordained bishop of Dama, and in 656 archbishop of Braga. He died A.D. 665. He is commemorated in the Roman Catholic Church on the 16th of April. He wrote a Rule for his monks at Complutum, and a Supplement. They are published in Holstenius, Cod. Regul. part 2, page 133 (Paris, 1663); also with his Epistolae, in Migne, Patrol. Lat. 87:1087 sq.; coinp. Mabillon, Ord. St. Benedict, 1:437. — Clarke, Succ. Sac. Lit. 2:408.

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