Gaius Julius Caesar, a determined leader !

Caesar's perseverance

He was born on the13th July of the year 101 B.C.. When he was 19 years old, he didn't obey his parents anymore. Caesar said to his friends that they weren't intelligent. He thought that he was more innkeeper than all the patricians who lived in Rome. Later he studied on the Greece island Rhodos. Caesar studied for his politic career. But when Caesar went to Rhodos he was caught by pirates. He said a night to the pirates that he'll crucified them all. And this happened. After that he worked forward for his politic career. Then he joined the public party of Marius (=Populares). In 69 B.C. Caesar started as Quaestor.

Caesar's difficultest victory

Caesar conquered whole France (58-50 B.C.) and he had written the book " De Bello Gallico " concerning the Gallic war. He said that the Belgians were the bravest of all the Gallic tribes. In 57 and 56 B.C. he conquered whole France and a few parts of the Netherlands. These parts were called Gaul.

A dream of Caesar

In 55 B.C. went Caesar with 80 ships and 80.000 men to England.He didn't succeed to conquer England. But the next year he came back with 800 and again he didn't succeed to conquer South-England. But in 43 A.C. was England conquered by emperor Claudius.

Vercingetorix and Caesar

In 52 B.C. Julius Caesar couldn't conquer the city Gergovia (Auvergne-France). Vercingetorix had his headquarters in Alesia - not far from Dijon. During four days the Romans had a bad time. To save his army Vercingetorix surrended himself to Julius Caesar. Six year later was Vercingetorix strangled in Rome.

"Alea iacta est" ("the die is throwed")

The Rubico - a mountainriver between Ravena and Rimini (Italy) - had a symbolic signification, namely none Roman general may crossed with his army the Rubico. If they crossed the river, they were considered as an enemie of the empire.Caesar crossed the Rubico with his army in 49 B.C. and he said "Alea iacta est". The senate was furious.

His death

Gaius Julius Caesar wanted to be a king, but there was an intrigue (Brutus, Cassius and other senators) to prevent that. Brutus was a protector and a friend of Caesar. On the 15th March of the year 44 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar came into the senate and he was killed by them. When Caesar saw that Brutus had a knive in his hand with blood he said "Et tu, Brute" ("you too, Brutus"). Then he pulled his toga over his head and he died by the death-blows.