History Egypt Cleopatra VII 51 -30 BC
The Historical Cleopatra that tried to keep Egypt independent with
her affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Ptolemy XII bequeathed
Egypt to his daughter Cleopatra VII requiring her to marry her brother.
At the age of 17, upon the death of her father, Cleopatra VII married her
elder brother Ptolemy XIII. Ptolemy XIII immediately made plans to
dispose of Cleopatra. She got word of the plot and fled to Syria.
Meanwhile, Julius Caesar chased Pompey to Egypt. In Egypt, Caesar
favored Cleopatra and she was put back on the throne and married her
younger brother Ptolemy XIV. Eventually, Cleopatra was defeated by Augustus
and committed suicide ending the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt. She
is said to be the only Ptolemy that could actually speak Egyptian.