Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (“Cleopatra the Father-Loving Goddess”)

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  • -70 BCE

    Birth

    Birth
    Alexandria
  • -51 BCE

    Death of Ptolemy XII

    Death of Ptolemy XII
    He passed away and his throne passed to his son Ptolemy XIII and Cleopatra.
  • -50 BCE

    Cleopatra flees to Syria

    Cleopatra flees to Syria
    Cleopatra was forced to flee Egypt for Syria. There, she raised an army.
  • -48 BCE

    Returns to Egypt

    Returns to Egypt
    Cleopatra returned to face her brother at Pelusium, on Egypt’s eastern border.
  • -48 BCE

    Married her brother Ptolemy XIV

    Married her brother Ptolemy XIV
    She married her brother and she was restored to her throne.
  • -47 BCE

    Gave birth to her son

    Gave birth to her son
    She gave birth to her son Ptolemy-Caesar
  • -46 BCE

    Caesar returned to Rome

    Caesar returned to Rome
    Caesar returned to Rome after the victory against Cleopatra's sister Arsinoe.
  • -44 BCE

    Caesar was murdered in Rome

    Caesar was murdered in Rome
    Caesar was murdered in Rome and Cleopatra was there.
  • -44 BCE

    Ptolemy XIV dies

    Ptolemy XIV dies
    Her coruler dies and she rules with her infant son Ptolemy XV Caesar.
  • -42 BCE

    Mark Antony became the heir apparent of Caesar's authority

    Mark Antony became the heir apparent of Caesar's authority
    Caesar’s assassins were routed, Mark Antony became the heir apparent of Caesar’s authority
  • -40 BCE

    Cleopatra gave birth to twins

    Cleopatra gave birth to twins
    Cleopatra gave birth to twins who she named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene.
  • -34 BCE

    Antony returned to Alexandria

    Antony returned to Alexandria
    This was followed by a celebration known as “the Donations of Alexandria.”
  • -31 BCE

    Antony and Cleopatra spent the winter in Greece

    Antony and Cleopatra spent the winter  in Greece
    The Roman Senate deprived Antony of his prospective consulate for the following year, and it then declared war against Cleopatra.
  • -31 BCE

    The Battle of Actium

    The Battle of Actium
    The naval Battle of Actium, in which Octavian faced the combined forces of Antony and Cleopatra on September 2, 31 BCE, was a disaster for the Egyptians. Antony and Cleopatra fled to Egypt, and Cleopatra retired to her mausoleum as Antony went off to fight his last battle.
  • -31 BCE

    Cleopatra's and Antony's death

    Cleopatra's and Antony's death
    Receiving the false news that Cleopatra had died, Antony fell on his sword. Cleopatra buried Antony and then committed suicide. The means of her death is uncertain, though Classical writers came to believe that she had killed herself by means of an asp, symbol of divine royalty. She was 39 and had been a queen for 22 years and Antony’s partner for 11. They were buried together, as both of them had wished, and with them was buried the Roman Republic.