FF – Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

– A passionate Public Speaker

– He was a Historian and wrote books about his Military Campaigns. He also wrote Poetry

– Kidnapped by Pirates in 75BC and held prisoner until ransom was paid

– He initiated the Julian Calendar we use today. The month of July is named after him

– A Brilliant Military Leader who was never defeated in a major battle

– Conquered Gaul (modern day France)

– Awarded a Triumph (celebration) following the conquest of Gaul

A Roman General and Politician

– Shared power with Crassus and Pompey and ruled as a Triumvirate (three way power sharing)

When crossing the Rubicon River he stated ‘The die is cast’

– Became Consul of Rome in 59BC

Named ‘Imperator’ (Great Military Leader) in 60BC

– A Roman Dictator with Divine Honours

– Married three times

– Cornelia Cinna Minor (Married 84BC – Died in Childbirth 69BC)
– Pompeia (Married 68BC – Divorced 63BC)
– Calpurnia Pisonis (Married 59BC – Survived Caesar)

Children
  Julia (Born 82BC – Died 54BC) His only child in Marriage, married Pompey Magnus
 – Brutus (Born 85BC – Died 42BC) Son from affair with Servillia Capionis
  Caesarian (Born 47BC – Death unknown) Son from affair with Cleopatra
  Octavian – Later to become Emperor Augustus (Born 63BC – Died 14AD) Adopted son and heir

Died on 15 March 44BC, later to become known as the ‘Ides of March’

Stabbed more than twenty times by Senators while in the Senate, with his own son Brutus being one of those wielding a knife.

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