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Batavi

Batavi (bətāˈvī), ancient Germanic tribe that settled (1st cent. B.C.) in the Rhine delta. Batavian regiments served under Rome, although this relationship was interrupted in A.D. 70 by the anti-Roman conspiracy of Civilis, one of their leaders. The tribal name was revived in 1795 to designate Holland, particularly the Batavian Republic.
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Batavi

 

a Germanic tribe that inhabited the Rhine delta. At the end of the first century B.C. they came under the power of Rome. In A.D. 69 the Batavi, led by J. Civilis, stirred up a rebellion against Rome. It was crushed in 70. The Batavi were subjected to intense romanization. In the fourth century they joined the Frankish union of tribes.

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