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1. Do you know who Queen Cleopatra is?
2. Interesting facts about Cleopatra. Which are you familiar with?
Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator was born in 69 BC.
Cleopatra was not an Egyptian. Rather, she was a Macedonian Greek.
She married her 12 year old brother Ptolemy XIII, when she was 18. They ruled together for 4 years before he was drowned.
She became the Pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. She reigned for 21 years, from 51 BC to 30 BC.
Cleopatra died in 30 BC, when she was only 39 years old.
Cleopatra VII was the last Queen and the last Pharaoh of Egypt.
Cleopatra was a very intelligent woman, with oodles of charisma and amazing powers of persuasion.
Whether she was physically beautiful is subject to debate. Coins of the time depict a woman with a hooked nose and masculine features.
Cleopatra had four children, namely Caesarion aka Ptolemy Caesar (son of Julius Caesar) and Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene II and Ptolemy Philadelphus (children of Mark Antony).
Cleopatra VII was one of the seven women named Cleopatra in the dynasty.
Cleopatra was the mistress, and probably the wife, of Julius Caesar. She was married to Mark Antony, apart from a few of her own brothers.
After the death of Caesar, she and Mark Antony fell in love and got married.
Mark Antony committed suicide on the battlefield after being misinformed about the death of Cleopatra.
Shattered after hearing the news of the death of Mark Antony, she committed suicide by making an asp, an Egyptian cobra, bite her in the breast. One of the most famous love stories (Antony and Cleopatra), thus ended tragically.
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3. Which actresses are you familiar with that has played the part of Cleopatra in movies?
Theda Bara (1917). One of the earliest film made of Cleopatra.
Vivien Leigh (1945). This version didn't do well at the Box office.
Sophia Loren (1953). A comedy version of Cleopatra.
Elizabeth Taylor (1963) This version is very highly regarded and is the most popular movie of the Egyptian Queen's life.
Leonor Varela (1999). TV Mini series.
Monica Bellucci (2002). French movie of Cleopatra.
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