The Bructeri were a Germanic tribe located in northwestern Germany (Soester Börde), between the Lippe and Ems rivers south of the Teutoburg Forest, in present-day North Rhine-Westphalia around 100 BC through 350 AD. The Germanic peoples are a historical group of Indo-European -speaking peoples originating in Northern Europe and identified by their use of the Germanic Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. This article is about the district Lippe. For the like-named river see Lippe River. The Ems (Ems Eems is a River in northwestern Germany and northeastern Netherlands. The Teutoburg Forest (Teutoburger Wald is a range of low Forested Mountains in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen usually shortened to NRW, official short form NW is the westernmost and - in terms of population and economic output - the Events By Place Roman Empire January 18 — Magnentius is proclaimed emperor by the army in Autun.
They formed an alliance with the Cherusci, the Marsi, the Chatti, Sicambri, and the Chauci, under the leadership of Arminius, that defeated the Roman General Varus and annihilated his three legions at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. The Cherusci (Cherusker were a Germanic tribe that inhabited parts of the northern Rhine valley and the plains and forests of northwestern Germany, in The Marsi (German Marser were a small Germanic tribe settled between the Rhine, Rur and Lippe rivers in northwest Germany The Chatti (also Chatthi or Catti) were an ancient Germanic tribe whose homeland was near the upper Weser. The Sicambri (var Sicambers Sicambres Sigambrer Sugumbrer or Sugambri) were a Germanic people living in what is now called the Netherlands The Chauci were a populous Germanic tribe that inhabited the extreme northwestern shore of Germany between Frisia in the west and the Elbe estuary Arminius, also known as Armin or Hermann (18 BC/17 BC - AD 21) was a chieftain of the Cherusci who defeated a Roman army in the The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest took place in the year 9 A Year 9 ( IX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. A large bronze and granite monument to Arminius (colloquially known as "Hermann The German") was erected near Detmold in the 1800s and portrays a rather Romantic interpretation of this Germanic chieftain with a winged helmet, his short sword held aloft in victory, and a Roman Standard ground beneath his foot.
Six years later, one of the generals serving under Germanicus, L. Germanicus Julius Caesar ( 24 May 16 BC or 15 BC&ndash October 10, 19) Stertinius defeated the Bructeri and devastated their lands. Among the booty captured by Stertinius was the eagle standard of Legio XIX that had been lost at Teutoburg Forest. Legio XIX was a Roman legion levied (drafted into military service in 41 or 40 BC by Augustus. Refusing to bow to Roman rule, the Bructeri in 69-70 participated in the Batavian rebellion. The Revolt of the Batavi took place in the Roman province of Germania Inferior (S
The best known of the Bructeri was their wise woman Veleda, the spiritual leader of the Batavi rising; her subsequent fate is not known, but it is generally believed that she was captured by the Romans. Veleda was a Völva (priestess of the Germanic tribe of the Bructeri who achieved some prominence during the Batavian rebellion of AD 69 - 70 headed by
The Bructeri were eventually absorbed into the larger Frankish community. The Franks or Frankish people (Franci or gens Francorum) were West Germanic tribes first identified in the 3rd century as an Ethnic group The best place to find archival documents and history of the tribe is Soest, Germany. Soest ( pronounced) is a City in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.