Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman Army general as well as a Roman consul. He was popular with his troops and with the ordinary people of Rome. He was born on 100BC in the place of Italy, Rome .
Julius Caesar was born in Subura, Rome in the year 100BC. He was born to an aristrocratic family. His parents were well-off, but they weren't rich by Roman standards.
At around the age of six, Gaius began his education. He was taught by a private tutor name Marcus Antonis Gnipho. He learned how to read and write. He also learned the Roman law and how to speak in front of the public. These were important skills he would need as a leader of Rome.
Caesar's father died when he was sixteen years old. He became the head of the family and was responsible for his mother Aurelia and his sister Julia. At the age of seventeen, he married Cornelia, the daughter of a powerful politician in Rome.
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Young Caesar soon found himself in the middle of a power struggle between two factions in the government. The current dictator of Rome, Sulla, was enemies with both Caesar's uncle Marius and Caesar's father-in-law Cinna. Caesar joined the army and left Rome in order to avoid Sulla and his allies. When Sulla died, Caesar returned to Rome. He was now a military hero from his years in the army. He quickly rose up the ranks in the Roman government. He made allies with powerful men such as the general Pompey the Great and the wealthy Crassus. Caesar was an excellent speaker and the people of Rome loved him.