Commius

Definition

Commius was an Atrebates noble during Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars (58-50 BCE) who turned from Roman ally to indomitable foe. As king of the Atrebates, Commius ably served Caesar in Britannia and Gaul before becoming one of the main leaders of the resistance in 52 BCE.

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  • 55 BCE - 54 BCE
    Julius Caesar's expeditions in Britain.
  • 54 BCE
    Caesar successfully invades Britain but withdraws to Gaul.
  • 52 BCE
    After becoming trapped and besieged at Alesia, Vercingetorix surrenders to Caesar.
  • 50 BCE
    Commius flees to Britannia.
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