Julius Caesar is thought to be a descendent of Trojan prince Aeneas. Julius Caesar's exact birth is unknown, but it is thought to be somewhere around July 12 or 13, 100 B.C. His birth marked the beginning of a new chapter in Roman history. By age 31, Caesar had fought in several wars and become involved in Roman politics. After several alliances, he became dictator of the Roman Empire. This led to a senatorial coup, and Caesar's eventual assassination, on the Ides of March, March 15, 44 BCE.
Caesar was a Dictator and political figure in Rome. In his early life Caesar received the classic education of a young Roman at Rome and in Rhodes. Cicero, a philosopher, considered Caesar one of the most cultured and literate of Romans.
Julius Caesar was considered to be an outstanding politician and ruthless leader. Caesar cared about one thing, and that was power. Caesar was successful because of the extensive military knowledge he received during his studies and because had unlimited power over his people. He had an army of willing men ready to die for him and die they would. Julius Caesar would not hesitate to take on an enemy in battle. Caesars lust for power caused his downfall and the downfall of the Roman Empire.
Julius Caesar was involved in many battles and two wars. The Gallic Wars which were a series of military campaigns waged by the Julius Caesar against several Gallic tribes and the Caesar Civil War which was a war waged on Julius Caesar by political rivals. The Caesar Civil War was the last war Caesar fought in and it ended with his assassination.
Robert E. Lee attended West Point and graduated top of his class. Although he is viewed by some as a traitor to the United States for siding with the Confederacy during the Civil, Lee was in fact a very patriotic man. It was not an issue of race for him. He fought for the Confederacy because he loved the south, not because he necessarily agreed with slavery.
Robert E. Lee was successful because of his vast military knowledge, his strategic and innovative battle plans, and his unending love of the south. Even though he was unsuccessful in the large war, he and his troops had many victories in the battles throughout the conflict. After being saved from being hanged as a traitor by a forgiving Lincoln and Grant, Lee returned to his family in April 1865. In October of 1870, he suffered a massive stroke. He died at his home, surrounded by family, on October 12.
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John J. Pershing was born in Laclede, Missouri, on September 13, 1860. He graduated from West Point and went on to fight in the Indian wars as well as the Spanish-American War and the Philippines insurrection. In World War I, he was the leader of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe, he was helping to bring an end to the War.
John J. Pershing was a driven man, his goal was simple in his later life: Ending World War One. Pershing was successful in this goal for many reasons. Perhaps the biggest reason is his use of Air raids/attacks. Pershing was one of the first United States generals to add air attacks to his battle strategies, instead of relying on solely on ground work. With his passion for ending the war and his brilliance on the battle field, Pershing is deemed as one of the most successful Military leaders of all time.