Publius Quinctilius Varus

early Roman Imperial governor of Germania

Publius Quinctilius Varus (46 BC in Cremona, Roman Republic - AD 9 in Germania) was a Roman politician and general under Emperor Augustus. He is mainly remembered for having lost three Roman legions and his own life when attacked by Germanic leader Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Publius Quinctilius Varus
Der gescheiterte Varus Haltern.jpg
The Defeated Varus (2003), a sculpture by Wilfried Koch in Haltern am See, Germany.