About Vercingetorix

Who is it?: King of Arveni Tribe
Birth Place: Gergovie, France, French
Died On: 46 BC
Cause of death: Execution

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Vercingetorix was born in Gergovie, France, French, is King of Arveni Tribe. Vercingetorix was a chieftain of the Arverni tribe, who united all the Gallic tribes, became their unanimous king, and launched a rebellion against Roman forces during the last phase of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. Despite initial resistance from the nobles of the tribes, he was able to inspire a yearning for freedom into the downtrodden people and eventually gathered a large army combining all the Gallic tribes. He imposed rigorous vigilance within his army to make sure that his followers had unwavering determination to pursue his cause. He also introduced severe punishments to set frightening examples for his people. In the Battle of Gergovia, he severely crippled the Roman legion led by Julius Caesar. However, by the time he put up the resistance, Caesar had already taken control of much of the region by exploiting factionalism within Gallic tribes. Vercingetorix fought valiantly with meager support from allies in the Battle of Alesia, and finally surrendered to save his followers. He was executed five years later after being paraded through the streets of Rome.
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Napoleon III erected a seven-meter-tall Vercingétorix monument in 1865, created by the Sculptor Aimé Millet, on the supposed site of Alesia. The Architect for the memorial was Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. The statue still stands. The inscription on the base, written by Viollet-le-Duc, which copied the famous statement of Julius Caesar, reads (in French):


According to Plutarch, Caes. 27.8-10, Vercingetorix surrendered in a dramatic fashion, riding his beautifully adorned horse out of Alesia and around Caesar's camp before dismounting in front of Caesar, stripping himself of his armor and sitting down at his opponent's feet, where he remained motionless until he was taken away. Caesar provides a first-hand contradiction of this account, De Bell. Gal. 7.89, describing Vercingetorix's surrender much more modestly. He was imprisoned in the Tullianum in Rome for almost six years, before being publicly displayed in Caesar's triumph in 46 BC. He was executed after the triumph, probably by strangulation in his prison, as ancient custom would have it.


Vercingetorix derives from the Gaulish ver- ("over, superior" – an etymological cognate of German über, Latin super, or Greek hyper), cingeto- ("warrior", related to roots meaning "tread, step, walk", so possibly "infantry"), and rix ("king") (cf. Latin rex), thus literally either "great warrior king" or "king of great warriors". In his Life of Caesar, Plutarch renders the name as Vergentorix.


Many other monumental statues of Vercingetorix were erected in France during the 19th century, including one by Bartholdi on the Place de Jaude in Clermont-Ferrand (see image above).