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Nervii(nûr`vēī), ancient people of Belgica, GaulGaul
, Lat. Gallia, ancient designation for the land S and W of the Rhine, W of the Alps, and N of the Pyrenees. The name was extended by the Romans to include Italy from Lucca and Rimini northwards, excluding Liguria.
..... Click the link for more information. . They revolted against the Romans and were crushed by Julius Caesar (57 B.C.). Their capital was Bagacum, the present-day Bavay, France.