Divico

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Die Helvetier zwingen die Römer unter dem Joch hindurch (The Helvetians force the Romans to pass under the yoke). Romantic painting by Charles Gleyre (19th century) celebrating the Tigurini victory over the Romans at Agen (107 BCE) under Divico's command.
Julius Caesar and Divico parley after the battle at the Saône. Historic painting of the 19th century by Karl Jauslin.

Divico was a Gallic king and the leader of the Helvetian tribe of the Tigurini.[1] During the Cimbrian War, in which the Cimbri and Teutons invaded the Roman Republic, he led the Tigurini across the Rhine to invade Gaul in 109 BCE towards the Roman region of Province.[1] He defeated a Roman army and killed its leaders Lucius Cassius Longinus (consul 107 BC) and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus near at the Battle of Burdigala 107 BCE.[1] He was leader of the Helvetii against Julius Caesar at the Battle of Bibracte in 58 BC.

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  1. ^ a b c Mountain, Harry (1998). The Celtic Encyclopedia. p. 553. ISBN 978-1-58112-892-5.