One of the greatest military leaders of all time
- He was elected tribune in 72 BC
- Cornelia died 69 BC
- Remarried Pompeia in 67 BC
- Served as propraetor of the province of Spain in 63 BC
- Divorced Pompeia in 62 BC
- Elected praetor in 62 BC
- Formed First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus in 60 BC
- Elected consul in 59 BC
- Conquered Gaul (present day France, Northern Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands and Germany) in 51 BC
- Waged war against Pompey in early 49 BC
- Led civil war in 49 BC to gain power as a dictator
- Gained dictatorship of Rome in 46 BC
- He fought many battles during his dictatorship
- He was killed March 15, 44 BC, by 60 conspirators. He was stabbed 23 times.
Impact and Importance on Rome
- He contributed to the fall of the Roman Republic and the Rise of the Roman Empire.
- He was part of the first Triumvirate.
- He was the dictator of Rome for 2 years.
- Caesar was warned of a plot to kill him about a month before the plot was carried out, but he refused a bodyguard.
- He was an eloquent speaker.
- He helped Cleopatra gain the Egyptian throne. Right around the time he left Egypt, Cleopatra had a son. She named him Caesarion and claimed he was Caesar’s son.