Cleopatra was born in 69 BC She was the last Ptolemaic ruler. Her father was the Ptolemy XII. She was very, which added to her popularity of the Egyptian and Roman world.
Cleopatra tried to preserve the country's independence from Rome. Roman senators threatened Egypt's independence and prosperity. In 55 b.c. Berenic IV was executed leaving Cleopatra the oldest child. In 51 b.c. her father died.
Caesar chased Pompey to Egypt where Pompey was beheaded in Alexandria. This is where Cleopatra met Julius Caesar. She smuggled herself into a rug and snuck in to his room. Cleopatra married another brother, Ptolemy XV, due to tradition. However she also became Caesar's mistress and followed him to Rome. In 47 b.c. Ptolemy Caesarion was born. However the Romans refused to believe that Ptolemy Caesarion was Caesar's child. She stayed in Rome until his assassination 44 BC. He was killed by Brutus and Cassius. It was rumored later that Cleopatra helped the Caesarian party to assassin Caesar. But her world was shattered after his death.
When she was just fourteen years old she met Marc Antony for the first time. When she met him later in life she saw him as an opportunity for power and fame. She used her wit, charm, and wealth to gain the interest of Marc Antony. They were later married in 37 b.c. In the winter of 41-40 b.c. Cleopatra gave