Facts About Julius Caesar  

Julius Caesar was one of the most important characters in the history of Rome. He was an orator, a historian, a statesman, a lawgiver, and an army general. The achievements of Julius Caesar are remarkable and have been acknowledged by all historians.

Following are certain important facts about Julius Caesar:

  • Julius Caesar was the sone of Gaius Caesar and Aurelia. He was born on July 13 (or July 12) in 100 B.C. His mother was the daughter of Lucius Aurelius Cotta while his father belonged to the patrician family of the Julii, whose lineage can be traced back to the Goddess Venus and Romulus, the first Roman King.
  • He was related through marriage to Marius, a seven time consul and a famous military reformer.
  • He was an excellent orator and had studied oratory in Rhodes. He is said to have executed the pirates who captured him on his way back to Rome. He used his incredible orating skills to establish an enduring political career in Rome.
  • He started his political career as a quaestor in 69 B.C. At a young age, he managed to become Curule Aedile and then Pontifex Maximus in 65 B.C. He was made the Praetor in 62 B.C. and the consul in 59 B.C. After the end of consulship, he attacked Gaul to recover from financial crisis and was appointed as the proconsul in Gaul.
  • He married thrice; first with Cornelia, daughter of Marius’ associate, second with Pompeia, a relative of Pompey, and third with Calpurnia. He is also said to have been the male lover of King Nicomedes of Bithynia. Besides, he was also involved in several extra marital affairs, with Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and Servilia Caepionis, among others.
  • He established a ‘Triumvirate’, a 3-way division of power, together with Crassus and Pompey.
  • He was also an incredible writer and historian. He authored several comprehensive journals, providing all the details of his military campaigns, including the Gallic and Civil Wars, in volumes named as Commentaries.
  • The conspirators who feared that Caesar could become the King of Rome assassinated him on the Ides of March in 44 BC.
  • Julius Caesar had a son named Caesarion from his affair with Cleopatra. However, as his living son was illegitimate and not recognized officially, Octavian, his adopted nephew, became his immediate heir.

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Julius-Caesar-Ancestry      Julius Caesar was born to Gaius Caesar and Aurelia on July 13 in 100 B.C. Aurelia was the daughter of Lucius Aurelius Cotta while his father belonged to the patrician family of the Julii, whose lineage can be traced back to Goddess Venus and Romulus, the first Roman King. The roots of Julius Caesar ancestry are as old as the city itself. Caesar was the direct descendant of the Trojan Prince Aeneas, the son of Venus, and, therefore, claimed to be directly related to Gods. More..




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