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The Helvetians

The Helvetians (Helvetii in Latin) was the name for some Celtic tribes. They inhabited the Swiss Plateau. The names of some of the tribes are known, the Tigurini, Ambrones, Verbigeni and Tugini. The Rauraci and Suebi inhabited the regions of Basel, Southern Alsace and Baden during the same period. The other tribes in present-day Switzerland … Read more » “The Helvetians”

The Helvetians and Romanisation

He did this to have a buffer against the Germanic tribes. It is probably because of these tribes that the Helvets wanted to settle in Gaul. It was their bad luck (or luck afterwards) that Caeser had other plans. To strengthen the Roman position Caesar founded two cities on the territory of the Helvets just … Read more » “The Helvetians and Romanisation”

Bibracte and Swiss History

One of the crucial events in the history of Switzerland took place in 58 BC, in the Celtic or Gallic oppidum Bibracte on the Beuvray mountain in Burgundy, near Autun. Cesar stopped the migration or advance of the Helvetians (Helvetii) and some other Celtic tribes from northern Switzerland. This battle between the Roman and Celtic … Read more » “Bibracte and Swiss History”