He demanded his kidnap ransom to be more than doubled!

Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates when he was crossing the Aegean Sea. The ransom for him was to be 20 talents of silver; Caesar insisted the ransom to be raised to 50! The ransom was paid, but Caesar soon returned to the area with his forces and made the pirates pay with their lives for having the audacity to kidnap him!

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Caesar was barely in his mid 20s at the time and was already showing the ancient world he was not a man to be messed with!

He had a son with Cleopatra!

Julius Caesar was married three times, but it is his romance with Cleopatra that has interested many people over the centuries. The two powerful leaders had a son together, Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, better known as Caesarion.

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It is believed Caesarion was murdered at the age of 17, upon the orders of Octavian (later Augustus Caesar), who was Julius' great-nephew.

He was stabbed 23 times!

Julius Caesar had amassed incredible power during his military campaigns and political intrigues. By 44 BC he was "Dictator perpetuo" - the dictator in perpetuity. Unsurprisingly, not everyone was happy about this situation, and a group of hostile senators assassinated Caesar in brutal fashion.

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Caesar was killed on the Ides of March (March 15). The rebellious senators were later punished by Octavian.

He may have had a love affair with a king!

It was rumored that Julius Caesar and King Nicomedes IV Philopator were lovers. Nicomedes ruled Bithynia (now part of modern Turkey). Caesar was sent to the Bithynian court, and he remained for such a long time that rumors soon formulated about the two men, with the young Roman earning the nickname "the Queen of Bithynia."

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Whether Caesar was homosexual or not was not the main issue; it was that he was perceived as taking the "submissive" role rather than a dominant one!
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