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Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman.

According to one account, he never became an Emperor. (COMIC: Crossing the Rubicon) According to another account, he eventually became an Emperor.[source needed]

In 101 BC, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe met Caesar's parents, Gaius Julius Caesar the Elder and Aurelia on two occasions and witnessed the birth of his elder sister Julia Caesar in January of that year. (AUDIO: 100 BC)

In 55 BC, Winston Churchill assisted Caesar in a battle against Britons. Later he persuaded them to join forces against the Bronze God. (AUDIO: Living History)

In 49 BCE, Caesar was planning to cross the Rubicon with his army. The Master's attempt to poison him and take over the command was thwarted by the Seventh Doctor and Ace. (COMIC: Crossing the Rubicon) The Tenth Doctor offered to take Rose Tyler to see Caesar crossing the Rubicon. (TV: Tooth and Claw)

Caesar had a son, Caesarion, with Cleopatra. (PROSE: The Last Pharaoh)

The Fourth Doctor claimed to have saved Caesar from drowning in the River Tiber. (AUDIO: Phantoms of the Deep)

The Fifth Doctor claimed to have met Caesar, describing him as "a splendid chap." (PROSE: Empire of Death)

According to one account, the Doctor was the soothsayer who told Caesar to "beware the Ides of March." (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood)

Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of conspirators that included Brutus. The murder has become a popular theme for paintings. One of such paintings hung in John Thurloe's Parliament chambers above the mantel. (PROSE: The Roundheads) According to the Fifth Doctor, Caesar was killed by "people he thought were his friends and allies". (PROSE: Rome)

Thanks to River Song's hallucinogenic lipstick, the Auton Romans believed that the Doctor was Julius Caesar. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

William Shakespeare wrote a play based on the life of Julius Caesar. General Mariah Learman planned to use her time machine to watch the premiere performance of this play. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks)

Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.The Sixth Doctor [src]

Behind the scenes Edit

  • In "The Slave Traders", Ian Chesterton quotes part of a speech from Shakespeare's work, but neither the name of the play nor the author is explicitly mentioned in the episode.
  • Timothy Dalton portrayed Caesar in the 1999 film Cleopatra.