- Site of an important battle in Gaul (q.v.) in 451 between Attila and Aetius (qq.v.), Roman general of the West. Even though the armies fought to a standstill, Aetius won a strategic victory, since Attila was forced to withdraw his Huns from Gaul (q.v.).
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