Julius Caesar
His Life Story

A Statue of Julius Caesar's Head

Family History

Full name- Gaius Julius Caesar

Born c. July 12, 100 BC Died March 15, 44 BC

Parents - Gaius Julius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta

Siblings: Julia Caesaris "Major" and Julia Caesaris "Minor"

Children = Augustus, Caesarion and Julia Caesaris

Julius Caesar’s Social Background and wealth

Julius Caesar was born in a well-off family but not at the stranded of a rich Roman family.

Julius Caesar’s Marriage

Julius Caesar married Cornelia in 83 BC, until she died while giving birth in 68 BC. Then, in 67 BC, he got married to another girl called Pompeia, who he divorced 6 years later, in 61 BCE. He got married for the third time to Calpurnia in 59 BC, and remained married to her until the day of his death.

Relations With Senate

When Julius Caesar married Pompeia (who was the granddaughter of the powerful leader Sulla), it gave him a powerful position in the Senate.

Julius Caesar in cartoon

Julius Caesar’s Unfortunate events!

The Roman citizens thought that Julius Caesar was to powerful and would put an end to Roman republic. They plotted to kill him by all rushing him all at the same time. Julius Caesar got stabbed 23 times all over his body.

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Relations with the army

Julius Caesar supported Gnaeus Pompey and helped him get an extraordinary generalship against the Mediterranean pirates, later extended to command of the war against King Mithridates in Asia Minor.

Relations with other family members

Caesar arranged a marriage for his daughter Julia to Pompey to bring them closer together in relations. He became Pompey's father-in-law. He had lots of political connections in his personal life. His third wife Calpurnia was the daughter of a leading senator of the Roman republic.

Use of public games and the arena

Julius Caeser used the public games by hosting them .

Personal Characteristics/Leadership qualities

  • Julius Caesar was known to be brave, smart, powerful, demanding and knowing exactly what he wanted.
  • Political decisions

  • moved up the Roman political ladder with his election to the position of quaestor
  • to boost his political standing formed an alliance with Marcus Licinius Crassus (the popular general Pompey). This alliance became known as the First Triumvirate
  • after a year of consul he was sent to govern a Roman proving in Gaul (France)
  • this help gave him the opportunity to show his great qualities as a leader
  • he fought alongside his soldiers as they conquered tribe after tribe
  • back in Rome the triumvirate began to collapse
  • Rubicon marked the boundary between italy and gaul cause a war
  • Pompey fled across the sea to Greece
  • Caesar seized the treasury in Rome
  • he set up a temporary government, with himself as director
  • He went to Asia Minor and fought to an easy victory
  • he found that his enemies had gone to Africa to raise forces
  • Caesar crossed over to Africa in 46bc and crushed them
  • he than went back to Spain to destroy the last of the Pompeian forces led by pompey’s son.
  • sixty senators join in a conspiracy to assassinate Casear
  • he started to defend himself but when he saw Butus he said his last words You too, Brutus
  • Public image

  • Julius Caesar was seen as a fierce and powerful leader, but there were also people hated how he ruled. Many armies were scared of his but were always up for the challenge.
  • Negative actions for the people

  •   Caesar didn't have any negative actions towards the people
  • he had to cope with the negativity that came from the people
  • he had to deal with their debt
  • civil wars when the leader repayment on their loans
  • Transition from previous ruler

    Julius Caesar became head of the kingdom after his father’s death.

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