Learn About Gaius Julius Caesar


Who Was He?

Gaius Julius Caesar, more commonly known as Julius Caesar, or Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. His first wife was Cornelia, whom died without any children, his second wife was Pompeia, but they had a divorce without any children, his final wife was Calpurnia, whom he was married to when he died, Calpurnia had already had a son named Caesarion, they had a adopted son named Augustus, (who would later take the throne.) and they had a daughter together named Julia. Caesar was in love with Cleopatra but they had no known children accept for Caesarion, possibly.

His Death

It was March 15th, 44 B.C. in Rome, Italy, Caesar was supposed to appear at a session of the Senate. During the meeting Caesar was approached by Tillius Cimber with a petition to retrieve his exiled brother, the rest of the Senate gathered to watch, but Caesar waved him away. Out of anger Cimber pulled down Caesars sleeve and in a matter of seconds the entire Senate, (Including Caesars best friend Brutus.), jumped him and stabbed him as he ran until Caesar fell, dead on the steps lower steps of the portico. He was stabbed 23 times.