Vercingétorix - translation to french
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Vercingétorix - translation to french

Vercingatorix; Vercingétorix; Vercentorivox; Versingetorix; Versengetorix; Versen getorix; Getorix; Celtillus; Vercengitorix; Vercingetorix in popular culture
  • A plaque in the museum at the [[Mamertine Prison]] indicates Vercingetorix was beheaded there in 49 BC.
  • Celtic]] [[Gallia]] and the [[Roman Republic]] in 58 BC
  • ''Vercingetorix throws down his arms at the feet of [[Julius Caesar]]'' (1899) by [[Lionel Royer]]
  • ''Vercingetorix'' statue by [[Frédéric Bartholdi]], on Place de Jaude, in [[Clermont-Ferrand]], [[France]]
  • Vercingetorix on Roman coinage (dated 48 BC). Top: bust right (war chariot on reverse); bottom: tied near war trophy (female head on obverse).
  • Poster for the French film ''Vercingétorix'' by [[Cândido de Faria]] for [[Pathé]], 1909. Collection [[EYE Film Institute Netherlands]]

Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, a chieftain of the Arverni, leader of the great revolt against the Romans in 52 BC, Gallic chieftain conquered by Caesar (72 B.C.- dead 46 B.C.)



Vercingetorix (Latin: [u̯ɛrkɪŋˈɡɛtɔriːks]; Greek: Οὐερκιγγετόριξ [u.erkiŋɡeˈˈtoriks]; c. 80 – 46 BC) was a Gallic king and chieftain of the Arverni tribe who united the Gauls in a failed revolt against Roman forces during the last phase of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. Despite having willingly surrendered to Caesar, he was executed in Rome.

Vercingetorix was the son of Celtillus the Arvernian, leader of the Gallic tribes. Vercingetorix came to power after his formal designation as chieftain of the Arverni at the oppidum Gergovia in 52 BC. He immediately established an alliance with other Gallic tribes, took command, combined all forces and led them in the Celts' most significant revolt against Roman power. He won the Battle of Gergovia against Julius Caesar in which several thousand Romans and their allies were killed and the Roman legions withdrew.

Caesar had been able to exploit Gaulish internal divisions to easily subjugate the country, and Vercingetorix's attempt to unite the Gauls against Roman invasion came too late. At the Battle of Alesia, also in 52 BC, the Romans besieged and defeated his forces; to save as many of his men as possible, he gave himself to the Romans. He was held prisoner for five years. In 46 BC, as part of Caesar's triumph, he was paraded through the streets of Rome and then executed by garroting. Vercingetorix is primarily known through Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic War). To this day, he is considered a folk hero in Auvergne, his native region.

Pronunciation examples for Vercingétorix
1. The Vercingetorix was operating up here.
The Landmark Julius Caesar _ Robert Strassler & Kurt Raaflaub _ Talks at Google
2. when the big rebellion of 52 led by Vercingetorix
The Landmark Julius Caesar _ Robert Strassler & Kurt Raaflaub _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Vercingétorix
1. Pas forcément tr';s glorieux, et bien loin de la résistance héroďque de Vercingétorix.
2. Il pousse jusqu‘ŕ la Grande Bretagne, obtient la reddition de Vercingétorix, et revient ŕ Rome en franchissant le Rubicon en 4', officialisant la guerre civile contre ses anciens alliés.
3. On sait que les Celtes pouvaient installer leurs lieux de culte dans des endroits isolés. – A l‘inverse des Français avec Vercingétorix, les Suisses ne s‘approprient pas vraiment l‘histoire de leurs ancętres celtes, les Helv';tes.