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