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Mark Antony (-86--30)

"Marcus Antonius[note 1] (14 January 83 BC – 1 August 30 BC), commonly known in English as Mark Antony or Anthony, was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic from an oligarchy into the autocratic Roman Empire.

Antony was a supporter of Julius Caesar, and served as one of his generals during the conquest of Gaul and the Civil War. Antony was appointed administrator of Italy while Caesar eliminated political opponents in Greece, North Africa, and Spain. After Caesar´s death in 44 BC, Antony joined forces with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, another of Caesar´s generals, and Octavian, Caesar´s great-nephew and adopted son, forming a three-man dictatorship known to historians as the Second Triumvirate. The Triumvirs defeated Caesar´s murderers, the Liberatores, at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, and divided the government of the Republic between themselves. Antony was assigned Rome´s eastern provinces, including the client kingdom of Egypt, then ruled by Cleopatra VII Philopator, and was given the command in Rome´s war against Parthia." - ( 30.10.2019)

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Lover of Cleopatra (-69--30)
was born 83 v. Chr.
committed suicide Alexandria August 30 v. Chr.
Husband of Octavia Minor (-0069--0011)
father of Antonia die Jüngere (minor) (36 v. Chr. bis 37 n. Chr.) [daughter of], Octavia Minor (-0069--0011) [mother of]


Traveller Cleopatra (-69--30) Greece 32-31 v. Chr.

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Alexandria29.9166660308837900031.20000076293945300Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522

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