Donnus

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Donnus
King of the Ligures
Issue Cottius
Religious beliefs Paganism
Augustan Arch, 8 b.C. Susa, Piedmont

Donnus was king of the Ligurian tribes inhabiting the mountainous region now known as the Cottian Alps in the middle of the 1st century BC. Although initially an opponent of Julius Caesar during the latter's conquest of Gaul, Donnus later made peace with Caesar and in Susa in still preserved the Arch of Augustus. Donnus' son and successor, Cottius, initially maintained his independence in the face of Augustus' effort to subdue the various Alpine tribes, but afterwards submitted, and the family continued to rule the region as subjects of Rome until Nero annexed it as the province of Alpes Cottiae.

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