Little-Known Cleopatra Facts That Are Actually Fascinating

Cleopatra Facts

Cleopatra has a long and tumultuous history; she was indeed quite the historical figure in ancient Egypt. She is also one of our favorite queens to talk about. Even though she was Julius Caesar’s lover, Cleopatra did not support his successor upon his death. Rather, she turned to Mark Antony and insisted that he become the new king. Yet when Mark Antony killed himself, Cleopatra committed suicide as well. After all, it was tradition among husbands and wives.

Keep reading for more factoids about Cleopatra’s life!

Little-known Cleopatra facts

1 Tiny Royalty

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

2 Cleo the Wild Child

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

3 Incest Was In

As per tradition, Cleopatra married her brother, Ptolemy XIV (she also ruled over him.)

4 A Lofty Ego

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

5 Abetted by Alexander the Great

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

6 She Was Bilingual

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

7 Cleopatra VII Philopator

She ruled as Queen of Egypt for 21 years.

8 Double Trouble

Cleopatra was the mother of a set of twins.

9 A Family Affair

Cleopatra’s dad was Ptolemy XII, but little is known about her mom.

10 Last Queen of the Nile

She was the final Queen in the Macedonian dynasty.

The Real Reason Cleopatra Killed Herself

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

Cleopatra had such an interesting (and tragic) life that it inspired a Shakespearean play. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. although her family had been in power for a century before that. Many historians say there is evidence that she was very intelligent.