Who was Julius Caesar?

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Julius Caesar was probably the most famous leader of Ancient Rome.  He was an important military and political leader in the last century BCE.  He was assassinated by a group of conspirators who feared that he was becoming too powerful and that he would become a tyrant.

Caesar became famous as a military leader.  He is most famous for his conquest of what was then called Gaul and is now mostly France and Belgium.  This greatly increased the size of the Roman Empire.  Caesar’s military successes made him very popular.  This helped him to gain political power.  He used his political skills and his popularity to gain more and more political power until he was seen by many as a danger that needed to be removed.


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