Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar was born in Rome, Italy. He was a famous Roman general and politician. He joined the army at a young age and quickly became a powerful military leader. Eventually, he became governor of Gaul, an area that now includes France and Belgium. When he returned to Rome, he used his growing strength and declared himself dictator. As his power and ambition were constantly increasing, many senators opposed Julius Caesar’s goal to become emperor. A month after his declaration as dictator, a group of senators assassinated him. He is well remembered for his famous quote “Veni, Vidi, Vici” which means “I came, I saw, I conquered”.