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Title: Cimbri  
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Subject: Germanic peoples, 100s BC (decade), 2nd century BC, Helvetii, Jutland
Collection: Ancient Germanic Peoples, Cimbrian War, Pre-Roman Iron Age
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iguation)|Azé]], Ezy in France, all from *Asiacum < Gaulish *Asiāko(n)). The Cimbrian origin is a myth that was popularized by the humanists in the 14th century.

On one occasion in 1709, for instance, Frederick IV of Denmark, also paid them a visit and he was greeted as their king. The population, which kept its independence during the Venice Republic, was later severely devastated by World War I. As a result, many Cimbri have left the mountainous region of Italy and are nowadays dispersed around the world.


  • Culture 1
    • Religion 1.1
  • History 2
    • Origins 2.1
    • Migration 2.2
    • Invading Gaul 2.3
    • Attacking the Roman Republic 2.4
    • Defeat 2.5
    • Descendants 2.6
  • Culture 3
    • Religion 3.1
    • Language 3.2
  • Physical appearance 4
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6



Gundestrup cauldron, Plate E

Strabo gives this vivid description of the Cimbric folklore (Geogr. 7.2.3, trans. H.L. Jones):

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