• Barry Turner
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From the 8th century BC the Celts predominated in most of the area of modern Germany but by about 500 BC Germanic tribes had settled in the Celtic lands. The Roman Empire established its boundaries along the Rhine and the Danube rivers but attempts to move further east were abandoned after Varius was defeated in AD 9 by Germanic forces under Arminius. Christianity was introduced under Emperor Constantine and the first bishopric north of the Alps was established in Trier in AD 314.

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