Cleopatra And Elizabeth I Research Paper

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Throughout ancient times there has been many rulers who’ve made history. Two of the most famous female leaders throughout history have been Cleopatra and Elizabeth I. These two rulers had a big impact on their nations throughout their regime. With their intelligence and wits they did a great deal for their people. They both influenced their people and demonstrated that women could also rule a kingdom. Cleopatra was born around the time of 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt. She was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty and ascended the throne when she was 18 years old with her younger brother. Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich England. Elizabeth I was declared illegitimate but she eventually claimed the throne at age 25. Cleopatra ruled from 51 B.C. to 30 B.C. and Elizabeth I ruled from 1558 to 1603. Cleopatra and Elizabeth I both defeated plots against them, were independent rulers, and were big supporters of the arts. However, although Cleopatra tried to maintain Egypt’s independence, ally with important Roman leaders, and be loved by her people, Elizabeth I helped her nation the most by…show more content…
When Cleopatra was having trouble with her brother, Ptolemy XIII, she saw Julius Caesar as a valuable ally in her fight for the throne. She ordered a servant to wrap her in a carpet so she could sneak into the palace and present herself to him. It is said that “the gesture won over Rome’s future dictator-for-life”. Julius accepted to help her and they became intimate and had a child together. Unfortunately, Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C. After his death Cleopatra formed a political and romantic partnership with Roman general, Mark Antony. They had three children together, and opposed an enemy named Octavian. In 30 B.C., Mark Antony was captured and forced to kill himself by Octavian. This resulted in Cleopatra’s death when she committed suicide after hearing that Mark Antony was
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