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Arminius (18 B.C.? - 19 A.D.) was the leader of the barbarian Germanic resistance to Rome. His destruction of a Roman army at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D. caused Rome to abandon its efforts to occupy territory east of the Rhine river.

In recent centuries Arminius was made a German national hero.


The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989