Gaius Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar (July 100 BC- 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general, statesman, consul and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Caesar`s conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome`s territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. He became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain. The “dictator for life” of the Roman Empire is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in ahall next to Pompey`s Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including his own protégé Marcus Brutus.