Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100BC into an ancient patrician family. He was imprisoned
for a time with his family, for protesting against the then leadership of Sulla, but
advanced slowly through the sixties rising to the rank of praetor and forming the 'first
triumvirate' with Pompey and Crassus. Elected consul in 59BC, he then became Governor for
Transalpine Gaul. After the death of Crassus and the defeat of Pompey in 45BC, Caesar
returned to Rome as dictator. He was assassinated in March 44BC.