69 B.C. – 30 B.C
The story of Cleopatra is one covered in mystery and myth which makes it hard to pin point exactly who she was, some of the things we know for certain is that she was powerful, strong and incredibly smart.
Cleopatra was a prominent ruler of Egypt for almost three decades. Even thought she was Egypt`s pharaoh she was not Egyptian she was Greek. She started to co-rule with her father and siblings at the age of 14 and by the time she was 18 her dad died and she refused to share her throne with her brothers which she was married too and later on ended killing.
She was very smart and well educated and spoke several languages which gave her a great advantage in politics. It is believed that her intelligence and charm made her irresistible to men such as Julius Cesar who she became lovers with and had a child. She later married Mark Anthony and 3 children with him 2 were twins. Because of this and the believe that she had great looks she was believed to “Rule the men that ruled the world”.
Cleopatra and Antony combined armies to try to defeat Octavian in a attempt to make her first son Cesarion son of Cesar the ruler of Rome. They lost the battle and flee to Egypt where it is believed that Cleopatra and Anthony committed suicide. There are many stories to how she really died some say she was murdered by poisoning and the most common and one and full of folklore is the one where she committed suicide by a snake bite.
Cleopatra`s story is one that has captivated people for hundreds of years, she has inspired many stories, plays and movies.