Ten fun facts about Julius Caesar


Fact 1
He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

Fact 2
In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that was to dominate Roman politics for several years.

Fact 3
After assuming control of government, Caesar began a program of social and governmental reforms, including the creation of the Julian calendar.


Fact 4
He centralized the bureaucracy of the Republic and was eventually proclaimed “dictator in perpetuity”.

Fact 5
On the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC, Caesar was assassinated by a group of senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus.

Fact 6
Caesar's conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain.

Fact 7
Caesar's adopted heir Octavian, later known as Augustus, rose to sole power, and the era of the Roman Empire began.

Fact 8
Caesar is deemed to be one of the greatest military commanders in history.

Fact 9
With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to lay down his military command and return to Rome. Caesar refused, and marked his defiance in 49 BC by crossing the Rubicon with a legion, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman territory under arms. Civil war resulted, from which he emerged as the unrivaled leader of Rome.

Fact 10
Julius Caesar engineered a three-way division of power with enemies Crassus and Pompey that was known as the Triumvirate.


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was a Roman general, statesman, Consul and notable author of Latin prose.

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