Orgetorix († 58 v. Chr.) was in the 1. Century v. Chr. for a while the most distinguished and richest of the gallischen Helvetier - trunk. During the rule of the consuls Marcus Messala and Marcus Piso (58 v. Chr.) it was so driven from prevailing craze that it initiated and its fellow citizen persuaded an aristocracy conspiracy to leave the country and subject other trunks. This, he meant, is very easy, since the helvetische courage would exceed everything else.
Likewise by the circumstance that began the helvetische country by the Rhine , which law mountains and the Rhône with that Geneva lake was enclosed and by Orgetorix' of art of persuasion encouraged the Helvetier with their departure. But they developed a three-year plan, in that the first two years for preparations, which were planned third year for the departure. During the preparation time the Helvetier load animals and truck bought together; likewise they sowed very much, in order to be able to confirm to neighbouring trunks their friendly intentions. Orgetorix was selected to the leader of this mission. It went as an envoy to the area of the Sequaner and persuaded Casticus, the son of the acting king to take over the rule. Likewise he persuaded the Haeduer Dumnorix to try a revolution against its brother Divitiacus. It proved to them that it was easy to accomplish this plan because it would attain the rule over its people. For Orgetorix the power of the Helvetier was undoubted, and it wanted to help them with its means and its army to. Thereupon they closed a loyalty oath and hoped to bring by the three most powerful peoples Gallien completely under their rule - in such a way Caesar in its work De Bello Gallico reports. The existence of this „Triumvirats gallsichen “are however today disputed, since Caesar could have invented this lust for power also for propaganda purposes. The Helvetier experienced by betrayal of its plans and Orgetorix had after the custom bound to defend itself. But it could escape a condemnation and death by burning, by meeting nearly 10,000 men around itself, among them debtors and clients, who pulled it out of its responsibility. The trunk, which was therefore annoyed, tried to attain justice by force of arms. While this fight died Orgetorix, and the Helvetier assumed that he had committed suicide.
- Caesar: De Bello Gallico.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||prince of the Helvetier|
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|DYING DATE||58. v. Chr.|