Little-Known Cleopatra Facts That Are Actually Fascinating

Cleopatra Facts

Cleopatra is the most famous Egyptian pharaoh, who ruled Egypt for 21 years. She was born in 69 BC and died in 30 BC. Cleopatra led a wealthy and extravagant lifestyle and her love affairs with Roman leaders, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, were well-known to the public.

Despite the fact that she was able to speak many languages, including Greek, Latin and several Egyptian dialects, she preferred to speak Egyptian Arabic with her subjects because it showed them that she cared about their culture and language – even though they were subjects of an empire that used Greek as its official language.

Cleopatra was born to Ptolemy XII Auletes, a Greek pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 51 BC to 30 BC. She had 3 younger sisters named Berenice IV, Arsinoe IV and another that died as a child. At the age of 17, she became co-ruler with her 10-year-old brother Ptolemy XIII because her father died and left no male heir. In order to make an alliance with their neighbor Rome, she married King Juba II of Mauretania in 40 BC. In 37 BC, Cleopatra’s brother and sister died because of a public execution ordered by Octavian (later Augustus). This made Cleopatra the sole ruler

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Little-known Cleopatra facts

1.Cleopatra and Julius Caesar’s son, Caesarion, came to rule when he was just 3 years old.

2.Cleopatra was the notorious lover of Julius Caesar, who knocked her up almost immediately.

3. As was the tradition at the time, Cleopatra married her brother, Ptolemy XIV (she also ruled over him.)

4. Cleopatra claimed that she was the reincarnation of Isis, the Egyptian goddess.

5. Alexander the Great invaded Egypt and put Cleopatra’s family dynasty in power.

6. Her native language was Greek, but she learned how to speak Egyptian.

7. She ruled as Queen of Egypt for 21 years.

8. Cleopatra gave birth to twins.

9. Cleopatra’s dad was Ptolemy XII. Little is known about her mom.

10. She was the final Queen in the Macedonian dynasty.

11. Cleopatra had one son with Julius Caesar called Caesarion. He was her only child who survived past infancy.

The Real Reason Cleopatra Killed Herself

Everyone knows the infamous Cleopatra, ruler of Egypt, but how many of you knew she killed herself, or what led her to commit the horrific act.

Cleopatra Summary

Cleopatra’s history is quite complicated and fascinating. She remains a legendary historical figure in ancient Egypt. She is truly a legend and we still enjoy talking about her centuries later!

Cleopatra was born in 69 BC, the last of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She was also queen of both Egypt and Syria, after she married her brother. Despite her strong personality, she had to accept help from Romans in order to keep her country together.