Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Boii, a powerful Keltic people, originally said to have been settled in Gaul. At an early period they migrated in two great swarms - one to Germany, which is said to have given its name to Bohemia, the other to the district in North Italy, between the Po and the Apennines, where after a long struggle with the Romans, which indirectly had much influence on the course of the Second Punic war, they were finally subdued in 191 B.C.