Ptolemy XV

Ptolemy XV

(Ptolemy Caesarion), 47–30 B.C., son of 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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 and (almost certainly) 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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. He became joint ruler with his mother, but played no role in the great and tragic events that brought Egypt and Cleopatra to their doom. Fearing that he might gain popular support, Octavian (later Emperor AugustusAugustus
, 63 B.C.–A.D. 14, first Roman emperor, a grandson of the sister of Julius Caesar. Named at first Caius Octavius, he became on adoption by the Julian gens (44 B.C.) Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian); Augustus was a title of honor granted (27 B.C.
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) had him put to death.
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Her eldest son and consort after the death of her youngest brother was Ptolemy XV Caesar or Caesarion, the son of Julius Caesar.
Cleopatra VII was the last queen of the Ptolemaic dynasty, ruling as co-regent with her son, Ptolemy XV.
The focus throughout was on Cleopatra's sexual appetite as expressed in her relationship with Antony: Cleopatra's earlier liaison with Caesar, who had secured her throne, was necessarily passed over, and their son Ptolemy XV Caesarion was assassinated by Octavian's men.
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).
Cleopatra lived with Caesar in Rome from 46 to 44 and had by him a son, Ptolemy XV, who was later put to death by Augustus.