Gaius Julius Caesar was born in around 100BC. Julius Caesar's family was a branch of the Julian clan. His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar, governed the province of Asia.

Historian and archaeologist Simon Elliott answers the key questions surrounding one of history's most compelling figures - Julius Caesar. Actually it was Julius… at least if by ‘last name’ you mean ‘family name.’ In the classical Roman naming scheme there were three names — Caesar’s full name was Gaius Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was born into a family with political connections. Caesar’s family claimed to be descended from the gods The Julia clan believed they were offspring of Iulus, son of Aeneas Prince of Troy whose mother was supposed to be Venus herself. By Caesar’s time, it had been thousands of years since the legendary city of Troy was said to have been burned by the Greeks. Julius Caesar's family was old Roman nobility, but they were not rich.

Caesar's father, also called Gaius Julius Caesar, governed the province of Asia, and his sister Julia, Caesar's aunt, married Gaius Marius, one of the most prominent figures in the Republic. Julius Caesar was born in Subura, Rome in the year 100 BC.

Gaius Julius Caesar was the father of Gaius Julius Caesar the Elder who was the father of Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator. Many people have asked the question, “Are there any surviving descendants of Julius Caesar?” It is a question that I have encountered at least twice on Quora, so I figured I would post my answer to the question here. Julius, a noted womaniser, married Cornelia Cinnilla before his 20th birthday.

They were a patrician family claiming ancestry from the goddess Venus.
The answer is that, much like many other famous men, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading "Are There Any Living Descendants of Julius Caesar?" Little is recorded of Caesar’s childhood. Julius Caesar, one of the world’s greatest military leaders, was born into a senatorial, patrician family. The marriage was frowned upon by Sulla, who became dictator in 81BC and after refusing to divorce Cornelia, Julius left Rome and joined the army. Nothing is known of the career of Gaius Julius Caesar II, except that he can possibly be identified with a praetor who died suddenly at Rome, although Lucius Julius, a praetor urbanus in 166 BC is another likely candidate for that fact mentioned by Pliny.


Julius Caesar's family was a branch of the Julian clan. His family were closely connected with the Marian faction in Roman politics.

His father died when he was 16, but he received significant support from his mother. Caesar … He was born to an aristocratic family that could trace their bloodlines back to the founding of Rome. His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar. Some historians believe he was also descended from Trojan royalty. His parents were well-off, but they weren't rich by Roman standards. His mother, Aurelia Cotta, came from an influential family. His parents were Patricians but were not rich by Roman standards. Following Sulla's example Julius Caesar's and Pompey's first marriages were with women of their own generation, later marrying women of a younger generation. Julius Caesar was born in Rome on 12 or 13 July 100 BC into the prestigious Julian clan.

Little is recorded of Caesar's childhood.