80 BC - 46 BC

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Vercingetorix (Latin: [wɛrkɪŋˈɡɛtɔriːks]; Greek: Οὐερκιγγετόριξ [u.erkiŋɡeˈtoriks]; 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. After surrendering to Caesar and spending almost six years in prison, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vercingetorix has received more than 2,971,671 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Vercingetorix is the 30th most popular military personnel (up from 32nd in 2019).

Vercingetorix was a Gaulish chieftain who led the Gauls in the Gallic Wars and was defeated by Julius Caesar.

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Among military personnels, Vercingetorix ranks 30 out of 2,058Before him are Arminius, Heinz Guderian, Cesare Borgia, Jan Žižka, Wilhelm Keitel, and Guan Yu. After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu, Eugène de Beauharnais, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Belisarius, Alfred Dreyfus, and Simo Häyhä.

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Among people born in 80 BC, Vercingetorix ranks 1After him are Valmiki, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Aenesidemus, Gnaeus Pompeius, and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus. Among people deceased in 46 BC, Vercingetorix ranks 1After him are Cato the Younger, Juba I of Numidia, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica, Lucius Afranius, Faustus Cornelius Sulla, Gaius Memmius, and Mithridates I of the Bosporus.

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