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Cleopatra

Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Cleopatra

Full Name: Cleopatra VII Philopator
Profession: Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

Nationality:
Egypt
Egyptian

Why Famous: Last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

Died: August 12, 30 BC
Cause of Death: Suicide

Events in the Life of Cleopatra

  • 0044-09-02 BC Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
  • 0031-09-02 BC Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian's forces defeat those under Mark Antony and Cleopatra off the western coast of Greece.

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