Ptolemy XIV

Ptolemy XIV,

d. 44 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (47–44 B.C.), the last of the Macedonian dynasty, but for his sister, CleopatraCleopatra
, 69 B.C.–30 B.C., queen of Egypt, one of the great romantic heroines of all time. Her name was widely used in the Ptolemaic family; she was Cleopatra VII.
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. He was a child when his brother Ptolemy XIIIPtolemy XIII,
61?–47 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (51–47 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty; son of Ptolemy XII. On the death of his father he was under the guardianship of Pompey.
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 drowned. Julius CaesarCaesar, Julius
(Caius Julius Caesar), 100? B.C.–44 B.C., Roman statesman and general. Rise to Power

Although he was born into the Julian gens, one of the oldest patrician families in Rome, Caesar was always a member of the democratic or popular party.
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 married him to Cleopatra in 47 B.C. and made him joint ruler with her; she later had him murdered.
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Roman public opinion "strongly opposed Caesar's relationship with Cleopatra." After Caesar's death she turned to Mark Antony, but not before having her brother-husband and co-ruler, Ptolemy XIV, murdered.
With her was the infant Caesarion, her co-ruler and younger brother Ptolemy XIV and a substantial retinue, whose high-handedness offended the republican Cicero.
She became queen on the death in 51 BC of her father, Ptolemy XII, ruling successively with her two brothers Ptolemy XIII (51-47) and Ptolemy XIV (47-44) and her son Ptolemy XV Caesar (44-30).