100 (or 102) BC Birth of Julius Caesar 13 July.
88 First consulship of Sulla.
87 Marius and Cinna take Rome
86 Death of Marius.
85 Death of Caesar’s father.
84 Caesar nominated flamen dialis. Marries Cornelia, daughter of Cinna.
83 Sulla returns from the east.
82 Sulla appointed dictator.
81 Caesar in Asia.
78 Death of Sulla. Caesar returns to Rome.
77 Caesar prosecutes Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella.
75 Caesar in Rhodes and Asia.
73 Caesar appointed to the pontifical college. Returns to Rome.
70 First consulship of Crassus and Pompey.
69 Death of Caesar’s aunt Julia, and also of Cornelia. He serves as quaestor in Spain.
67 Caesar marries Pompeia, granddaughter of Sulla.
65 Caesar is aedile.
63 Consulship of Cicero. Catiline ‘conspiracy’. Caesar elected pontifex maximus.
62 Caesar is praetor. Bona Dea scandal. Caesar divorces Pompeia.
61 Caesar in Spain.
60 Caesar elected consul for 59. “First Triumvirate” of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey.
59 Caesar is consul. He marries Calpurnia, and his daughter Julia marries Pompey. Caesar appointed governor in Gaul for five years.
58 Clodius is tribune. Caesar defeats Helvetii and Suebi.
58-54 Caesar writes books 1-4 of De Bello Gallico.
57 Caesar campaigns against Belgic coalition.
56 Renewal of triumvirate.
55 Second consulship of Crassus and Pompey. Caesar’s governorship renewed for five years. He crosses the Rhine. First invasion of Britain.
54 Second invasion of Britain. Death of Caesar’s daughter Julia.
53 Caesar punishes rebellious tribes in Gaul. Death of Crassus in Parthia.
53-51 Caesar writes books 5-7 of De Bello Gallico.
52 Murder of Clodius. Pompey appointed sole consul. Outbreak in Gaul of rebellion under Vercingetorix, who finally surrenders at Alesia.
51 End of Gallic wars. Attempts to terminate Caesar’s command.
50 Political manoeuvres by Caesar to enable him to stand as consul for 48 without giving up his command.
49 Senate orders Caesar to give up his command and issues senatus consultum ultimum. Caesar crosses the Rubicon at the head of his troops. Pompey given dictatorial powers. Pompey leaves Italy. Caesar in Spain. Battle of Ilerda. Caesar appointed dictator. Elected consul for 48. Resigns dictatorship.
48 Battles of Dyrrachium and Pharsalus. Death of Pompey. Caesar in Egypt with Cleopatra. Fighting in Alexandria. Caesar reappointed dictator.
47 Birth of Caesarion. Battle of Zela. Caesar returns to Rome.
46 Caesar in Africa. Battle of Thapsus. Caesar appointed dictator for ten years. Holds quadruple triumph. Reforms the calendar. Cleopatra in Rome.
45 Caesar in Spain. Battle of Munda signifies end of civil war. Caesar appointed dictator for life.
44 Caesar designated perpetual dictator. On 15 February he publicly refuses the title of king, offered to him in the name of the people. On 15 March he is assassinated.