Cleopatra's Life

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Cleopatra was born

69 BC

Ptolemy XII (Cleopatra's Father) expelled from Egypt

58 BC

Ptolemy XII Dies

51 BCE

Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII marry

51 BC

Ptolemy XII Returns to Power

51 BCE

Ptolemy XIII (and his guardians) expel Cleopatra

49 BC

Julius Caesar arrives in Egypt

48 BC

Julius Caesar was engaged in a war with Pompey who had fled to Egypt. Pompey was assassinated before Caesar was able to get to him. Caesar had idle time and was in Egypt. Cleopatra arranges to meet Caesar while disguised in a carpet.

Cleopatra and Caesar Unite

47 BC

Caesar helps Cleopatra win back her throne and Cleopatra becomes his mistress. Cleopatra's brother Ptolemy XIII dies and her younger brother Ptolemy XIV becomes co-ruler with her.

Cleopatra gives birth to Caesar's Son: Caesarion

46 BC

Caesar declares himself Dictator

45 BC - 44 BC

Caesar conquered all of his enemies and declared himself Dictator.

Caesar builds gold statue of Cleopatra in Rome in her honor

45 BC

Cleopatra returns to Egypt

44 BC

Caesar Assasinated

44 BC

Marc Antony and Cleopatra fall in Love

42 BC

Marc Antony calls on Cleopatra for help to battle Tarsus. At their meeting, they fall in love. Cleopatra orders the murder of her sister Arsenoe - who is a potential threat to her throne.

Cleopatra bears Marc Antony's Children

40 BC

Cleopatra bears twins to Marc Antony and to keep truce in Rome, Marc Antony marries the sister of Octavian, Julius Caesar's adopted son.

Cleopatra tries to allign with Herod

40 BC

Herod rejects Cleopatra and Cleopatra vows revenge

Cleopatra and Marc Antony marry

37 BC

Marc Antony betrays Octavian and Octavia by marrying Cleopatra, even though he is married to Octavia. Marc Antony gives portions of Roman Territory to Cleopatra which enrages the Romans and makes war inevitable.

Cleopatra bears Marc Antony another son

36 BC - 35 BC

Marc Antony plans to move Capital from Rome to Alexandria

34 BC

Roman citizens are very upset.

Cleopatra and Marc Antony live together in Greece

32 BC - 31 BC

Marc Antony and Cleopatra take their own lives

31 BC

Battle at Actium - Octavian attacks Cleopatra and Marc Antony

31 BC

Marc Antony and Cleopatra flee the Battle of Actium.