History List Of Gallic Wars Battles

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List of every major Gallic Wars battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Gallic Wars battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Gallic Wars, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Gallic Wars list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Gallic Wars battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list is made up of battles like Battle of Alesia and Caesar's invasions of Britain.
Battle of Alesia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Gallic Wars Battles
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The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia took place in September, 52 BC, around the Gallic oppidum of Alesia, a major town centre and hill fort of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by an army of the Roman Republic commanded by Julius Caesar, aided by cavalry commanders Mark Antony, Titus Labienus and Gaius Trebonius, against a confederation of Gallic tribes united under the leadership of Vercingetorix of the Arverni. It was the last major engagement between Gauls and Romans, marking the turning point of the Gallic Wars in favour of Rome. The Siege of Alesia is considered one of Caesar's greatest military achievements and a classic example of siege warfare and investment. The battle of Alesia ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Alesia, France

Part of: Gallic Wars

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Battle of Bibracte is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Gallic Wars Battles
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The Battle of Bibracte was fought between the Helvetii and six Roman legions, under the command of Gaius Julius Caesar. It was the second major battle of the Gallic Wars. After following the migration of the Helvetii and defeating them, Caesar, around 20 June, moved towards Bibracte to obtain the supplies promised by his allies, the Aedui. Dumnorix, an Aedui chieftain opposed to the Romans, had been delaying supplies from reaching Caesar's army. Informed by deserters of Lucius Æmilius, commander of the cavalry, the Helvetii took this occasion to turn and harass Caesar's rear guard. When Caesar observed this, he sent his cavalry to delay the attack. He placed the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Saône-et-Loire, France

Part of: Gallic Wars

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Battle of Gergovia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Gallic Wars Battles
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Battle of Gergovia

The Battle of Gergovia took place in 52 BC in Gaul at Gergovia, the chief oppidum of the Arverni. The battle was fought between a Roman Republican army, led by proconsul Julius Caesar, and Gallic forces led by Vercingetorix. The Gauls won the battle. The site is identified with Merdogne, now called Gergovie, a village located on a hill within the town of La Roche-Blanche, near Clermont-Ferrand, in south central France. Some walls and earthworks still survive from the pre-Roman Iron Age. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gaul, France

Part of: Gallic Wars


Battle of Octodurus

The Battle of Octodurus took place in the winter of 57–56 BC in the Gallic town of Octodurus in what is now Martigny, Valais, Switzerland. The battle was the result of a Roman attempt to open the Great St. Bernard Pass over the Alps. It was a Roman victory, but the ferocity of the fighting ended with the Roman legion moving back out of the Alps. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gaul, France

Part of: Gallic Wars