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Cleopatra Essay
By: Madison N
Cleopatra was a strong ruler and took the throne at 18 after her father died. Cleopatra ruled with her brother Ptolemy XII. She also led armies to defeat other countries. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C.(softschools.com). She was the oldest of four siblings.Her siblings names were Ptolemy XII Theos Philopator, Arsinoes IV of Egypt, Berenice IV of Egypt, and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt .Cleopatra's parents were Ptolemy XII Auletes and Cleopatra V of egypt.(wikipedia.com) Her Family ruled for more than 100 years before she was born. Her parents ruled but once her dad died in 51 B.C. he gave the throne to Cleopatra.

Cleo patra took the throne at 18 with Ptolemy XIII who was ten. While ruling ptolemy XIII ministers found him easier to control. Cleopatra loved Julius Caesar, who later killed her brother Ptolemy
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Cleopatra joins forces with Roman leader Marc Antony. (softschools.com). Cleopatra gave birth to Antony’s children Alexander and Cleopatra, and three years later they got married. In 36 B.C. cleopatra gave birth to Antony’s child Ptolemy Philadelphus. Then in 32 B.C. Octavian declared war on Cleopatra. Antony’s army lost against Octavian army and Cleopatra doubts Antony’s abilities to protect her. (softschools.com) Octavian tells Cleopatra that he will make a deal with her to protect her if she kills Antony .Cleopatra didn’t want to kill Antony so she tricks him.(softschools.com) When Antony hears a rumor that Cleopatra died he fell on his sword and later died in 31 B.C., but not before hearing Cleopatra was alive. Cleopatra heard the news about Antony’s death. She was left the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt.(encyclopedia.com). She committed suicide by trapping herself in a room with a asp snake. Cleopatra died in 30 B.C.(wikipedia.com).

After her death her story captivated historians, storytellers, and the general public. She was known as one of the most powerful rulers of Egypt and was said to of held the country
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