Julius Caesar And Abraham Lincoln

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Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln are some of the greatest men in history. Caesar and Lincoln were two very different men in two very different eras in history. Caesar ruled during the Great Roman Empire and Lincoln ruled during the United States’ bloody Civil War. Though they were so different and separated by so many centuries, Caesar and Lincoln also had many similarities. Gaius Julius Caesar was born on July 12, 100 BC in Rome as the son of Gaius Caesar and Aurelia. He was of noble and patrician roots. He was also a Roman statesmen and general. He is often remembered as one of the greatest military minds in history. Because of him the Roman Republic became the powerful Roman Empire by significantly expanding the already vast empire and initiating its imperial system through a succession of battles across Europe. He successfully conquered Gaul (France) and he invaded Britain twice (55 BC and 54 BC). His achievements and power were so remarkable that other languages have words meaning “ruler” derived from his name. For example “Kaiser” in German and “czar” in Russia. Caesar even got his own month. Quintilis, the month in which Caesar was born, was renamed Julius (July) in his honor. Even with all that Caesar was only a Roman dictator. In 44 B.C. conspirators, claiming they feared Julius Caesar was aiming to become king, assassinated Caesar on the Ides of March. Lincoln, on the other hand, had more humble beginnings. Born on February 12, 1809, he was the second child

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