n South African Medical Journal - Julius Caesar (100 - 44 BC) - did he have a brain tumour? : history of medicine : SAMJ forum

Volume 100, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Julius Caesar was born on 13 July 100 BC, to patrician parents. He had two sisters, Julia major and Julia minor; the latter became the grandmother of Octavius (later named Augustus Caesar), Caesar's successor. He had an excellent education but very little is known of his childhood and upbringing.

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