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Vercingetorix

Vercingetorix (died 46 BC) was a leader of the Gauls, a chieftain of the Arverni[?]. He was the leader of the great revolt against the Romans in 52 BC.

Julius Caesar rushed to Gaul to suppress the revolt. Vercingetorix was an able leader and adopted the policy of retreating to natural fortifications while burning the towns to prevent the Roman legions from living off the land. Caesar and his chief lieutenant Labienus lost the initial minor engagements, but when Vercingetorix retreated into Alesia[?] and summoned Gallic allies to attack the besieging Romans, the Romans defeated the relieving force and took the fortress. Vercingetorix was captured and, after being displayed in Caesar's triumphal return to Rome, was executed.


Vercingetorix is a movie released in 2001 also known as Druids. It was neither a critical nor a box-office success.



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