Cleopatra "Pride of her Race"
The third daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes and his first wife, Cleopatra V Tryphaena. Cleopatra's parents were cousins/uncle-niece, which was a traditional norm in the Ptolemaic family. Cleopatra had two older sisters, Cleopatra VI Tryphaena and Berenice IV. She had three younger half-siblings: Arsinoe IV, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. When her two older sisters died, she became the Crown Princess. She was eighteen when she became Queen of Egypt, sharing the throne with King Ptolemy XIII, who was thirteen. But after three years the two siblings turned against each other.
Julius Caesar arrived in Egypt and sided with Cleopatra and became her lover. They defeated Arsinoe and Ptolemy XIII. Arsinoe was sent to exile in Ephesus and Ptolemy XIII drowned in the Nile.
Cleopatra then gave birth to Caesar's child, Ptolemy XV Caesar who the Alexandrians called Caesarion.
After Caesar died, Cleopatra began a rivalry with Octavian(Caesar's adopted son) for control of the Roman Empire. She made an alliance with Mark Antony and had three children with him: Twins Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, and her youngest son, Ptolemy Philadelphus.
After the Battle of Actium, Cleopatra and Mark Antony commited suicide.