Julia (d. 54 BCE)

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Julia (d. 54 bce)

Daughter of Julius Caesar. Born around 83 bce; died in 54 bce; daughter of Roman emperor Julius Caesar (c. 100–44 bce) and Cornelia (c. 100–68 bce); married Pompey (106–48 bce), the Roman general, in 59 bce.

In 60 bce, the Roman general Pompey formed a coalition, the First Triumvirate, with Crassus and Julius Caesar. To cement the bond between the leading men, Pompey married Caesar's daughter, Julia. But events would move toward an inevitable break between Pompey and Caesar. Julia died in 54 bce, dissolving the marriage bond between them, and Pompey refused to negotiate a new one.