Battle of the Lupia River

The Battle of the Lupia River was fought in 11 BCE between a Roman force led by Nero Claudius Drusus and the Sicambri.[1] The Lupia River, now Lippe, flows westwards through the Ruhr Valley in North Rhine-Westphalia. Drusus defeated the Sicambri, and some of the defeated were moved to west of the Rhine River.

Battle of the Lupia River
Part of the Early Imperial campaigns in Germania
Date11 BCE
Lower Lippe River,  Germany
Result Roman victory
Roman Empire Sicambri
Commanders and leaders
Nero Claudius Drusus unknown
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown


Drusus began the construction of several strongholds to secure the area between the Lippe and the Rhine.


  1. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History LIV.33