Pompey, also known as "Pompey the Great", was a Roman political and military leader whose string of military successes earned him a place in history as one of the greatest generals in the entire Roman history. He served as consul of the Roman Republic three times. His struggle for leadership of the Roman state with Julius Caesar led to the Caesar's Civil War, which began in 49 BC and ended in victory for Caesar in 45 BC. After his defeat, he retreated to Egypt, where he was brutally murdered.
He was married five times. His fifth and final marriage was to Cornelia Metella in 52 BC. The marriage lasted until his death in 48 BC. He fathered three children with his third wife Mucia Tertia.
Having brutally murdered him, his killers went on to sever his head and throw his body into the sea.
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Pompey was a famous Roman general and politician, who was born on September 29, 106 BC. As a person born on this date, Pompey is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (September 29).
People born on September 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Pompey is the 414th most popular Libra.
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