Cleopatra is one of the most recognizable names of all time, but not many people know why she is so famous in our history today. Cleopatra Philopator was born 69 BCE and ruled with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes. Cleopatra’s father passed away when she was eighteen years old, which left her to rule; however, at that point in time, if a woman ruled she needed a male by her side. Cleopatra ended up marrying her brother, Ptolemy XIII. Later on Cleopatra dropped her brother’s name from all official documents and ruled alone by herself. She was a female ruler in e first female ruler ever in the time of all male rulers which makes her very important in history because she did that by her own choice and didn’t want to follow in her brothers footsteps. Cleopatra is important for so many reasons: first of all, she was the queen of Egypt which, in that time, was one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world. Second she wasn’t really an Egyptian, she was actually Greek. She was known for being one of the most beautiful women in the world and she used her sexuality as a weapon to get what she wanted for her throne, and also during the rest of her life to get more and more power for herself and Egypt. Cleopatra was the most famous member of her family line, known for her role in the Roman political battles between Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and her death marked the end of the Ptolemaic rule in Egypt. The three aspects of Cleopatra using her sexuality to become a great leader are using her good looks to get what she wanted, having a known romance with powerful men, and being respected by everyone.
Cleopatra is known for being one of the most beautiful women of all times, from her baby blue eyes to her black sil...
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... Even though Cleopatra was very beautiful, she was also a very smart woman who strived to get what she wanted and keep her people happy. Lesson Nine: You are a queen. Even though Cleopatra was the ruler of Egypt, she was also ruler of her life. She did what she wanted to do and help her head up high all the time and never gave up. Lesson Ten: Don’t get lost in love. The one weakness that Cleopatra had was that she desperately in love with her last lover Mark Antony. After Antony had killed himself, she committed suicide because she didn’t want to live without him. Cleopatra was a brilliant leader; she spoke nine different languages, and was fluent in them all. She was a mathematician and a good business woman. Cleopatra was born a leader no matter what anyone has to say, she is one of the best leaders of all time and will always be remembered for many reasons.
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