Fructuosus was an important monastic leader in the 7th c. Spain. He was born ca. 600 in an important Visigothic family (for the discussion see Kampers 2012: 264-265). He was a pupil of bishop Conantius of Palencia (609-639). After 640 he began his monastic activity and founded several monasteries on Iberian Peninsula (in Galicia, but he also travelled to Sevilla and its neighbourhood). It is not certain when exactly he was ordained a presbyter. Certainly he was a presbyter in 651 when he corresponded with Braulio of Saragossa (
387). Few years later (654/655) he became a bishop-abbot of Dumio (Orlandis 1971: 104-106). He was present on the 10th council of Toledo as a metropolitan bishop of Galicia, thus he must have joined the see of Dumio and that of Braga (like Martin of Braga before him). For the relations between Dumio and Braga see Bishko 1968 and Diaz 2001.