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Cornelia (wife of Caesar)

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Name  Cornelia minor
Children  Julia Caesaris
Died  69 BC
Grandparents  Lucius Cornelius Cinna

Born  97 B.CRome
Known for  The first wife of Julius Caesar
Role  Lucius Cornelius Cinna\'s daughter
Spouse  Julius Caesar (m. 84 BC–69 BC)
Parents  Annia, Lucius Cornelius Cinna
Similar People  Julius Caesar, Pompeia, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, Julia Caesaris, Aurelia Cotta

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Cornelia, sometimes known as Cornelia Minor, (c. 97 BC – 69 BC), daughter of Lucius Cornelius Cinna (one of the great leaders of the Marian party), and a sister to suffect consul Lucius Cornelius Cinna, was married to Gaius Julius Caesar, who would become one of Rome's dictators. Cinna's political party was called the Populares, and his union with Cornelia identified Caesar with this faction.

Caesar and Cornelia married in 84 BC.

When Lucius Cornelius Sulla commanded Caesar to divorce Cornelia, the young husband refused to do so and chose rather to be deprived of her fortune and to be proscribed himself. Cornelia bore him his daughter Julia, in c. 76 BC.

Cornelia was the matron of Caesar's household in their home at the Subura in Rome for sixteen years. She died in 69 BC, during Caesar's quaestorship, and left him a daughter. Caesar delivered an oration in praise of her from the Rostra.

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