Born: fl 1st c. BC
Died: fl. 1st c. BC
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: British chieftan fought Caesar
Cassivelaunus, a British chieftain, ruler of the country north of the Thames, who led the native tribes against Julius Caesar on his second expedition in 54 BC. After several indecisive engagements, Caesar took the camp of Cassivelaunus, who was obliged to make peace on condition of paying tribute and giving hostages. But these promises were not meant to be kept, and it appears certain that the tribute was never paid. According to Bede's Ecclesiastical History, the remains of Cassivelaunus's entrenchment were visible seven or eight centuries later.
Father: King Heli
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