Person:Pompey Unknown (1)

redirected from Person:Pompey (1)
Pompey _____, the Great
b.29 Sep 106 BC
d.29 Sep 48 BC
  1. Pompey _____, the Great106 BC - 48 BC
  2. Pompeia _____, sister of triumvir Pompey
  1. Gnaeus Pompeius _____Abt 75 BC - 45 BC
  2. Pompeia _____, daughter of Pompey the GreatBet 80 BC & 75 BC - Bef 35 BC
  3. Sextus Pompey _____67 BC - 35 BC
Facts and Events
Name Pompey _____, the Great
Alt Name Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Sep 106 BC
Marriage to Mucia Tertia _____
Marriage to Antistia _____
Marriage to Aemilia Scaura _____
Marriage to Julia _____, daughter of Julius Caesar
Marriage to Cornelia Metella _____
Death[1] 29 Sep 48 BC
Reference Number? Q125414?

Too Ancient for WeRelate

This page contains events that occurred before 0700 AD which is the earliest acceptable time period for WeRelate research.

Consult our Policy on Ancient Genealogy for more information.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pompey, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

    Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (; 29 September 106 BC – 28 September 48 BC), known in English as Pompey or Pompey the Great, was a leading Roman general and statesman. He played a significant role in the transformation of Rome from republic to empire. He was (for a time) a student of Roman general Sulla as well as the political ally, and later enemy, of Julius Caesar.

    A member of the senatorial nobility, Pompey entered into a military career while still young. He rose to prominence serving the dictator Sulla as a commander in the civil war of 83–82 BC. Pompey's success as a general while young enabled him to advance directly to his first Roman consulship without following the traditional cursus honorum (the required steps to advance in a political career). He was elected as Roman consul on three occasions. He celebrated three Roman triumphs, served as a commander in the Sertorian War, the Third Servile War, the Third Mithridatic War, and in various other military campaigns. Pompey's early success earned him the cognomen Magnus – "the Great" – after his boyhood hero Alexander the Great. His adversaries gave him the nickname adulescentulus carnifex ("teenage butcher") for his ruthlessness.

    In 60 BC, Pompey joined Crassus and Caesar in the military-political alliance known as the First Triumvirate. Pompey married Caesar's daughter, Julia, which helped secure this partnership. After the deaths of Crassus and Julia, Pompey became an ardent supporter of the political faction the optimates— a conservative faction of the Roman Senate. Pompey and Caesar then began contending for leadership of the Roman state in its entirety, eventually leading to Caesar's Civil War. Pompey was defeated at the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC, and he sought refuge in Ptolemaic Egypt, where he was assassinated in a plot by the courtiers of Ptolemy XIII.

    This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Pompey. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.