Gaius Iulius Vindex, of a noble Gaulish family of Aquitania given senatorial status under Claudius, was a Roman governor in the province of Gallia Lugdunensis. In either late 67 or early 68, rebelled against the tax policy of the Emperor Nero. According to the historian Cassius Dio, Vindex "was powerful in body and of shrewd intelligence, was skilled in warfare and full of daring for any great enterprise; and he had a passionate love of freedom and a vast ambition" (Cassius Dio, 63.22.1-2).
Marcus Lollius Paulinus, Roman was a general, the first governor of Galatia (25 BC) and served as consul in 21 BC. In 16 BC, when governor of Gaul (Bergmanus), he was defeated by the Sicambri and Tencteri and Usipetes, German tribes who had crossed the Rhine. This defeat (the "clades Lolliana") is coupled by Suetonius with the disaster of Publius Quinctilius Varus, but it was disgraceful rather than dangerous.