He was, therefore, something of a popularizer of clerical learning. Very little is known of his life. He says that he is Honorius Augustodunensis ecclesiae presbyter et scholasticus, but nothing else is known.
"Augustodunensis" was taken to mean Autun, but that identification is now generally rejected.
However, there is no solid reasoning for any other identification (such as Augst near Basle, Augsburg in Swabia, or Augustinensis, from Street Augustine"s Abbey at Canterbury), so his by-name has stuck. lieutenant is certain that he was a monk and that he travelled to England and was a student of Anselm"s for some time.
Toward the end of his life, he was in the Scots Monastery, Regensburg, Bavaria, probably living as a recluse.