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What were some major accomplishments of Cleopatra VII?
Transcript of What were some major accomplishments of Cleopatra VII?
What were some major accomplishments of Cleopatra VII? Cleopatra was born around 69 B.C., and she was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty. Her father was King Ptolemy XII, but not much is know about her mother. When King Ptolemy XII died in 51 B.C., he left the throne to Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII. Cleopatra was 18 years old, and Ptolemy XIII was only 10 years old! Cleopatra When Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII inherited the throne, Cleopatra assumed power. However, she was driven out of Egypt by her brother, so she fled to Syria. Then, she assembled an army to try to regain the throne. With the help of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra defeated her brother, and declared the throne for herself. Ptolemy XIII fled Egypt after that. Accomplishments of Cleopatra Interesting Facts about Cleopatra * One of the few female rulers Overall, Cleopatra was a very strong ruler, and most pharaohs around that time were men. She was one of the few female pharaohs, and that is what makes her one of the most famous female rulers of all time. * She had a picture of herself on the coins of that time Cleopatra was also very smart. She studied many subjects such as philosophy, literature, art, music, and medicine. Did you know that she also spoke 6 different languages? These languages were Aramaic, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. This made her a very powerful and wise pharaoh. Accomplishments of Cleopatra * She had 3 husbands. They were: Ptolemy XIII, Julius Caeser, and Mark Antony * Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian! She was a Macedonian Greek * Cleopatra was one of the 7 women named Cleopatra in the dynasty It was a big accomplishment to be a female ruler in that time. Many Romans did not like her for a couple of reasons. One was because she was a foreigner, and Romans looked down on almost all non-Romans. Second, they thought that she was unfit to be a pharaoh. I think this made her even more powerful and famous because she was one of the few female pharaohs of her time. Accomplishments of Cleopatra THE ENDFull transcript