Vercingetorix ... - 46 BC
Vercingetorix was the leader of the Arverni and a
huge pebble in JC's sandal.
In 52 BC,
Caesar in the
Battle of Gergovia.
Later that year,
of Alesia, Julius returned the
favor and defeated the Gauls.
himself up, was taken prisoner, and became part
of the exhibition in Julius Caesar's triumphal
procession in Rome.
Six years later, in his dungeon at Rome, Vercingetorix was executed.
Image at the Top of
Statue of Vercingetorix at
Original photograph: Siren-Com / Wiki
Napoleon III paid for this
statue with his personal credit card. The artist was
Aimé Millet. Scroll down to view
the entire monument.
Philippe Mathieu / MuséoParc Alésia
to Alesia in 1865
was of noble blood. However, his father had
been killed while attempting to make himself
By the time
Vercingetorix had become a seasoned warrior,
the political situation had changed
significantly. Rome was now the common
enemy. Not only did the Averni make
Vercingetorix their king, the chieftains of
a confederation of Gallic tribes voted him
And here are
54 BC Outbreak of the
53-52 BC Gallic Revolt
52 BC Siege of Gergovia - Part One
52 BC Siege of Gergovia - Part Two
52 BC Siege of Gergovia - Part Three
52 BC Siege of Gergovia - Part Four
52 BC Gaul: From Gergovia to Alesia
52 BC Siege of Alesia