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Sugambri, Sygambri, Sigambri, Sycambri

or Sicambri. One of the most powerful peoples of Germany at an early time, belonging to the Istaevones, and dwelling originally north of the Ubii on the Rhine, whence they spread towards the north as far as the Lippe. They were conquered by Tiberius in the reign of Augustus. Shortly afterwards they disappear from history, and are not mentioned again till the time of Ptolemy, who places them much farther north, close to the Bructeri and the Langobardi, somewhere between the Vecht and the Yssel. At a still later period we find them forming an important part of the confederacy known under the name of Franci.

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