Augustus

Augustus

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  • Augustus was born on 23 September 63 BC. He was originally called Gaius Octavius.
  • Julius Caesar was assassinated and Octavius was named as heir. It happened in 43 BC.
  • In 31 BC he won the battle of Actium and defeated Antony and Cleopatra.
  • In 27 BC he changed his name to Augustus. He founded the principate which meant that some other important people also had power.
  • He transformed buildings and he put his face on coins.
  • Augustus built an army and there was a big battle in Germany. Sadly his stepson was killed and the battle was lost.
  • He only had a daughter called Julia and his stepson Tiberius, so Tiberius became the heir.
  • Things did not go well for Augustus and people became unhappy. He sent one of his poets into exile for saying mean things.
  • He died on 19 August. Some people thought his wife, called Livia, poisoned him.
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