The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia was a military engagement in the Gallic Wars that took place in September, 52 BC, around the Gallic oppidum (fortified settlement) of Alesia, a major centre of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by the army of Julius Caesar against a confederation of Gallic tribes united under the leadership of Vercingetorix of the Arverni.

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  • The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia was a military engagement in the Gallic Wars that took place in September, 52 BC, around the Gallic oppidum (fortified settlement) of Alesia, a major centre of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by the army of Julius Caesar 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, and is considered one of Caesar's greatest military achievements and a classic example of siege warfare and investment. The battle of Alesia marked the end of Gallic independence in France and Belgium.The battle site was probably atop Mont Auxois, above modern Alise-Sainte-Reine in France, but this location, some have argued, does not fit Caesar's description of the battle. A number of alternatives have been proposed over time, among which only Chaux-des-Crotenay (in Jura in modern France) remains a challenger today.At one point in the battle the Romans were outnumbered by the Gauls by four to one. The event is described by several contemporary authors, including Caesar himself in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico. After the Roman victory, Gaul (very roughly modern France) was subdued and became a Roman province. The Roman senate granted a thanksgiving of 20 days for his victory in the Gallic War. (en)
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  • Unknown
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  • Roman Republic
  • Gallic tribes
  • Gallic Confederation
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  • Decisive Roman victory
  • Rome secures the conquest ofGaul
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  • 120,000–250,000 relief forces
  • 180,000–330,000:
  • 100,000 (modern est.)
  • 300,000 (Plutarch)
  • 400,000 (Strabo)
  • 80,000 besieged and 248,000 relief forces (Julius Caesar)
  • 10–11 legions
  • 10,000 auxiliaries
  • 60–75,000 approx. total Romans and allies
  • 70,000–100,000 (modern est.)
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  • A reconstructed section of the Alesia investment fortifications (en)
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  • Unknown (en)
  • Heavy (en)
  • between 56,000 to 90,000 of relief force (en)
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  • September 52 BC (en)
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  • Alise-Sainte-Reine (en)
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  • Rome secures the conquest of Gaul (en)
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  • modern estimates: 100,000 (en)
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  • Gaul becomes a Roman province (en)
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  • The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia was a military engagement in the Gallic Wars that took place in September, 52 BC, around the Gallic oppidum (fortified settlement) of Alesia, a major centre of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by the army of Julius Caesar against a confederation of Gallic tribes united under the leadership of Vercingetorix of the Arverni. (en)
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