The Battle of Gergovia took place in 52 BC in Gaul at Gergovia, the chief oppidum (fortified town) 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.

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  • The Battle of Gergovia took place in 52 BC in Gaul at Gergovia, the chief oppidum (fortified town) 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. The battle is well known in France, as exemplified in the popular French comic "Asterix", where the battle is referenced, specifically in the book "Asterix and the Class Act". (en)
  • The Battle of Gergovia took place in 52 BC in Gaul at Gergovia, the chief oppidum (fortified town) of the Arverni. The battle was fought between a Roman Republican army, led by proconsul Julius Caesar, and Gallic forces led by Vercingetorix, who was also the Arverni chieftain. 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. The battle is well known in France, as exemplified in the popular French comic Asterix, where the battle is referenced, specifically in the book Asterix and the Class Act. (en)
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  • According toJulius Caesar: 46 centurions and 700 legionaries but modern estimates several thousands Roman and Aedui killed, 6,000 wounded
  • According toJulius Caesar: 46 centurions and 700 legionaries but modern estimates several thousand Roman and Aedui killed, 6,000 wounded
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  • Gallic tribes
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  • Gallic victory
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  • 25,000 Romans, 10,000Aeduicavalry
  • 30,000 Gauls, mostlyArverni
  • 30,000 Romans, 10,000Aeduicavalry
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  • Ancient Gergovia was located on the plateau in the background. The main battlefield was the area in the image's center right (en)
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  • unknown (en)
  • according to Julius Caesar: 46 centurions and 700 legionnaries but modern estimates several thousands roman and Aedui killed, 6000 wounded (en)
  • according to Julius Caesar: 46 centurions and 700 legionnaries but modern estimates several thousands Roman and Aedui killed, 6000 wounded (en)
  • According to Julius Caesar: 46 centurions and 700 legionaries but modern estimates several thousands Roman and Aedui killed, 6,000 wounded (en)
  • According to Julius Caesar: 46 centurions and 700 legionaries but modern estimates several thousand Roman and Aedui killed, 6,000 wounded (en)
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  • The Battle of Gergovia took place in 52 BC in Gaul at Gergovia, the chief oppidum (fortified town) 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. (en)
  • The Battle of Gergovia took place in 52 BC in Gaul at Gergovia, the chief oppidum (fortified town) of the Arverni. The battle was fought between a Roman Republican army, led by proconsul Julius Caesar, and Gallic forces led by Vercingetorix, who was also the Arverni chieftain. 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. (en)
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