From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The name Donatus can refer to the following people:
- Aelius Donatus, a Roman grammarian and teacher of rhetoric
- Donatus (Hunnic Khan), a Khan of the Eastern Black Sea Huns & beyond c. 412 AD; preceded by Uldin and succeeded by Charaton.
- Donatus Magnus, a (4th century CE) bishop of Carthage who founded the Donatist sect of Christianity, considered a schismatic group by Augustine of Hippo and other Catholic writers
- The monk Donatus (5th century CE) who left Roman Africa during one of the Vandal persecutions and established monastic life in Valencia, Spain.
- Saint Donatus of Fiesole, an Irish monk who became bishop of Fiesole in 824
- Saint Donatus, bishop of Arezzo (?-362)
- Donatus of Ripacandida, 12th-century Benedictine monk
- Saint Donatus of Zadar, Dalmatian bishop from early 9th century (feast day: February 25).
- Saint Donatus, a Christian martyr of Sicily. See Saint Placidus (martyr).
- Saint Donatus, a companion of the African Saint Quirinus (feast day: June 3).
- Saint Donatus of Muenstereifel, 2nd century military martyr and a patron against lightning
- Donatus, Romulus, Secundian, and 86 Companions
- Saint Donatus of Libya
- Saint Donatus, bishop of Besançon (7th century)
- Saint Donatus of Thmuis, martyr and successor of the also martyred St. Phileas as bishop of Thmuis, a city of Lower Egypt in the Roman province Augustamnica Prima, suffragan of Pelusium
- St. Donatus, Iowa, a community in the United States
- Saint Donatus Catholic Church, a parish of the Roman Catholic Church located in St. Donatus, Iowa