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Divico was a Celtic king and the leader of the Helvetian tribe of the Tigurini.[1] During the Cimbrian War, in which the Cimbri and Teutons invaded the Roman Republic, he led the Tigurini across the Rhine to invade Gaul in 109 BC. He defeated a Roman army near present-day Agen on the Garonne river and killed its leaders Lucius Cassius Longinus (consul 107 BC) and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus during the Battle of Burdigala in 107 BC.[1] Eventually he led his people back to the tribes of the Helvetii, near present-day Switzerland where they settled in the Jura Mountains near Lac Leman. 49 years later, before the Battle of Bibracte, he led a delegation back to Gaul to negotiate for a safe passage for his tribe through the Roman region of Provence. The request was denied by Caesar who wanted revenge for a relative who had been killed in the battle near Agen in 107 BC.[1]

He is not to be confused with the military and religious leader of another Helvetian tribe, Diviciacus of the Aedui.

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