Cornelia

CORNELIA

First Wife of Julius Caesar

CORNELIA (1st century BC) was the 1st wife of Julius CAESAR. She was the daughter of the four-time Consul Cinna. The dictator Sulla opposed the marriage and demanded that Caesar divorce her. When Caesar refused, Sulla stripped him of his priesthood and her dowry. She bore Caesar a daughter, JULIA.


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