A Celtic tribe conquered by Julius Caesar but united roman citizen to create a unity to resist political and economical force, creating today Switzerland (Confederacy Helvetica) CH world identification.
Celtic Tribes in Gaul. Gaul is approximately modern Belgium, France,and Switzerland. At various times it also covered parts of Northern Italy and North central Spain. Gaul included both Celtic speaking and non-Celtic speaking tribes.
Claudius Gothicus, who seized power after the murder of Gallienus, was the 42nd Roman Emperor from 268 to 270. He had been the leader of the former emperor's cavalry. During his reign he defeated the Alamanni (Germanic tribe) and the Goths (the victory over the latter earned him his surname). He died from an epidemic while on campaign.
Caesar and the Helvetii leader Divico parley after the battle at the Saône. Historic painting of the 19th century by Karl Jauslin. Divico was the leader of the Helvetian tribe of the Tigurini. 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. He defeated a Roman army at the Battle of Burdigala in 107 BCE and led the Helvetii against Julius Caesar at the Battle of Bibracte in 58 BCE.
A coalition of Cisalpine Gallic tribes, reinforced by large numbers of Transalpine adventurers called Gaesatae, invade Italy. Avoiding the Romans at Ariminum, the Gauls cross the Apennines into Etruria. To meet this invasion, the Romans call on the Insubres' enemies, the Adriatic Veneti, the Patavini, and the Cenoman under the command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Papus and Gaius Atilius Regulus.
France was known as Gallia by the Romans, and its people as Galli. The Greeks knew them as Keltoi – which is where we get 'Celts' from. In fact, they probably didn't think of themselves as anything other than belonging to a tribe. Gaul was a vast area stretching from the Alps to the Pyrenees, and taking in all of modern-day France, Belgium, Luxembourg and most of Switzerland.