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  1. 1st century bc, British chieftain, king of the Catuvellauni tribe, who organized resistance to Caesar's invasion of Britain (54 bc)
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Historical Examples of cassivelaunus

  • Cassivelaunus had been appointed Commander-in-chief of all the British forces.

    Plutarch's Lives Volume III.


  • Cassivelaunus abandoned the struggle, gave hostages to Csar, and promised to pay a yearly tribute.

  • They also showed him the way to the contemptible cluster of houses which Cassivelaunus dignified with the name of his capital.

    The Comic History Of England

    Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett

  • Cassivelaunus was a chieftain of the Britons who had been entrusted with the supreme command against Cæsar.

  • On this spot stood the chief town of the Cassii, whose king, Cassivelaunus, vainly opposed the inroads of Cæsar.