Julius Caesar

How They Croaked Project: Almaz Sullivan

Information about Julius Caesar

Roman General and Statesman

Born July 13, 100 B.C.

Died March 15, 44 B.C.

He was 56 years old when he was murdered.

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He was cut out of his mother with a knife (caesarean section was named after him) and killed with a knife. Was born into a political family, his uncle was Marcus orator of Gaulish origin. Caesar was intelligent, and persuasive that he could rally up his men and go off to battles with him. He was known as a survivor and one of the best military minds in history, he invaded countries and fought many battles. When he went to invade Egypt, he liked Cleopatra and liked her gold even more. They had a child together and named him Little Caesar, like the pizza restaurant. Although they had a child together they never married. Caesar called himself "a nice dictator", he was very successful in all that he had done.

How he croaked!

Julius Caesar had a painful death, ironically he died the same way he was born, with a knife! The senate didn't like the idea of one person ruling Rome so they created a three man group called triumvirate, that Caesar was a part of. After a civil war that Rome won, Caesar declared "I am dictator for life". The sixty senators including Caesar's good friend Brutus, got nervous about the thought of a dictator, so they came up with a plan to stop Caesar. The senators called for a meeting at the Senate hall, on March 15 known as the Ides of March. It had been believed that a fortuneteller told Caesar to "beware the ides of March" , so Caesar was just going to skip the meeting. Brutus however, went to Caesar's house and got him to show up the meeting. When Caesar went into the Senate hall they all circled around him and started stabbing him with knifes. Caesar looked up at his friend Brutus and said "you too Brutus". The senators each panned to stab him once so no one can be blamed, they soon figured out they didn't need to stab him sixty times, so they stopped at twenty-three. All of them waited till Caesar bled out and then fled away from the scene because they didn't have an escape plan after he died. They autopsy showed that only one stab wound was fatal which was the one in his chest, the other twenty-two stab wounds he could have survived.
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How the wounds would be treated today

Although Caesar bled out and didn't receive and medical attention, there's many things you can do to treat stab wounds. In today's day and age doctors would do surgical procedures, and try to stop bleeding from the wounds. Mostly doctors disinfect the wound and stitch it up. That's what they would have done with the twenty two nonfatal wounds. For the wound that was in Caesar's chest and the bleeding didn't stop then they would sew up the vessel lines and stitch it up.
Knife Wound First Aid


Eloquent: Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

Tribune: Ancient Rome decision by the plebeians to protect their own interests

Optimates : "Best Men" majority of the late Roman Republic

Expenditure: Action of spending funds

Proconsul: A governor of a province in ancient Rome having most of the authority of a consul

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100 B.C.-

Julius Caesar was born into a political family, his uncle was a famous general name Marcus.

Began the life of his successes

84 B.C.-

Married daughter of L. Cornelius Cinna, her name was Cornelia, his first kid was with her.

75 B.C.-

Captured by pirates at age twenty five, the people actually liked him and lead him to leadership.

47 B.C.-

Cleopatra had Julius Caesar's kid Ceasarion, Caesar never married Cleopatra he just liked her for her gold and land.

53 B.C.-

Julius Caesar was murdered, it lead to a war, and ended his successes.

Caesarion, Caesar's and Cleopatra's kid

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Historical Significance of Julius Caesar

Caesar had many accomplishments in his life time, especially during the time period he lived in. He traveled numerous amount of times, and many invaded countries. Caesar is known for his dictatorship in Rome. He's remembered as the "nice dictator", because he was good to his men in the military and paid them well. He lowered mortgages, and built settlements for when the veterans came back from war. Caesar's death led to a civil wars, ended the Roman Republic and built the first emperor, which was Caesar's great nephew.