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

cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Cæsar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board).
Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome

On this spot stood the chief town of the Cassii, whose king, cassivelaunus, vainly opposed the inroads of Cæsar.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook

cassivelaunus abandoned the struggle, gave hostages to Csar, and promised to pay a yearly tribute.
A Student’s History of England, v. 1 (of 3) Samuel R. Gardiner.

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.
The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) – Rome Various

cassivelaunus had been appointed Commander-in-chief of all the British forces.
Plutarch’s Lives Volume III. Plutarch


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