He’s been nicknamed ‘The Cave Man’ but maybe Vercingetorix might not be a bad comparison either. Vercingetorix is known by practically all French school kids as the fearless leader of the Celts (or the Gauls) as the Romans called the Celts
In two major battles Vercingetorix faced off with the Romans (52BC). At Gergovie, he gave Julius Caesar a run for his money, however at the Battle of Alesia, having been cut off from part of his forces, the valiant leader was unable to defeat Caesar a second time.
(You’ll find in the Montparnasse region Rue Vercingetorix directly opposite the Metro stop Gaite which keeps the memory of this Celtic warrior alive.)
Maybe this time France will get an opportunity to play out the last battle between the Celts and Rome somewhat differently.