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Cleopatra's family was actually Greek and she was the first of her family to speak Egyptian even though they had ruled Egypt for nearly 300 years. She was a descendant of one of Alexander the Great's Brothers who became the first non-Egyptian Pharaoh after Alexandr's Empire was divided up after his untimely death.
Technically, she was of Macedonian Greek origin, so she was not Egyptian 'by blood'. However, in attempt to legitimize their rule, the Ptolemaic Dynasty, of which Cleopatra was the last, took up Egyptian religion, customs, and culture. So by the time Cleopatra came around, they were very much culturally Egyptian.
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Who was Cleopatra?

Cleopatra was the name of several women of the Ptolemaic dynasty ofancient Egypt. The Cleopatra that we are discussing here isCleopatra VII, who was the last queen (pharaoh) of her dynasty.Over the years she has become an icon of beauty, feminineperfection, intellectual brilliance and any other supe ( Full Answer )

What did Cleopatra do?

She married many men and spoke 9 languages. She was an Egyptian ruler who lived from 69 BC to 30 BC. She sometimes was called the "Queen of the Nile." She was the subject of a Shakespeare play and had many movies.

What important role did Cleopatra play in Egyptian history?

Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last pharaoh (Queen) of the Egyptian era. The role of a pharaoh is to send/receive messages from the gods of their time. They also played a big role in the construction of many of their buildings Such as the pyramid.

Where was Cleopatra from?

By origin she was from Greek, her great grandfather was a generalin Alexander the Great's army and when he died his empire was splitup Ptolemy got Egypt. Also Cleopatra was the only one in her familyline who bothered to learn the Egyptian tongue.

How do you spell Cleopatra in Egyptian?

"Cleopatra", using the letters in Greek that were on the Rosetta stone along with the pictographs that were used to represent letters in Egyptian hieroglyphics, spells the name as "Kleopatra", with a "K" instead of a "C".

Cleopatra did what?

It was not all Cleopatra's fault to bring down her Ptolemaic dynasty. Throughout the genealogy of Ptolemaic history, Alexander the Great who died left his successors to fight for the game of thrones leaving Alexander's family dead in position. Ptolemy one of Alexander's companion sneakingly took the ( Full Answer )

Is Cleopatra Egyptian?

She was part Macedonian Greek and part Egyptian yes and no. Cleopatra was ethically a Greek, but she lived and ruled in Egypt and she followed the Egyptian religion and customs. We don't know who her mother was or her mother's ethnicity, so we can only say for certain that she was Greek on her fat ( Full Answer )

How did Cleopatra VII contribute to Ancient Egyptian Society?

Cleopatra would put on elaborate ceremonies and processions to entertain the masses in Alexandria. The only ancient rulers who actually contributed to society in the sense that we think of it were the Roman emperors with their gifts, food and entertainments.

Who and what did Cleopatra do?

Cleopatra Tryphaena (VII)was born into the Ptolomy (tol-o-mee) family, a desendant of one of Alexander the great's generals which he left in charge of Egypt. She was the 3rd child, with 2 older sisters (Cleopatra VI, Berenice), a little sister (Arsinoe) and 2 little brothers (Ptolomy and Ptolomy). H ( Full Answer )

What did Cleopatra do to benefit the Egyptian Empire?

Cleopatra VII was the last Greek Pharaoh and the only one who learned the Egyptian language. She was supported by 2 Roman generals~ Julious Caesar and Mark Antony. When Augustus (Roman Empire) gained power over the Roman Empire, he declared war on Antony and Cleopatra and defeated them in 31 BC. Au ( Full Answer )

How did the death of Cleopatra impact on the Egyptians?

Egypt ceased to be an independent power and became a province of the Roman Empire. Their culture, language and religion slowly disapeared. They did not again become an independent nation until the middle of the 20th century AD.

Did egyptians like cleopatra?

Yes they did but some didn't like her brother her didn't like her because he didn't want to rule with her

Was Cleopatra Egyptian or Greek?

Cleopatra was born in Greece but left and lived in Egypt. Cleopatra was Greek. She was a direct descendant of Ptolemy, a relative and general of Alexander the Great although she followed the Egyptian religion and customs..

What impact did the death of Julius Caesar have on Cleopatra and Egyptian history?

Wow that's big. Julius's death put a bee in Octavian's bonnet to go around killing Caesars assassins. After Octavian finally finished them off his triumvirate fell apart. One of the other members started a war with him and went to Egypt and married Cleopatra. Because the Egyptian forces joined with ( Full Answer )

What has Cleopatra done in her life as an ancient Egyptian god?

The pharaohs were considered gods in ancient Egypt. She was queen, and the last ruler of Egypt. She mated with Julius Caesar, and had ambitions for their son Caesarion to become the next emperor of Rome. Unfortunately Julius Caesar was murdered, and she cast her lot with Marcus Antonius as his po ( Full Answer )

Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt. but was she a Egyptian?

Yeah she actually was and she was also Greek so im so smart im in yr 6 lol Well, you are pretty smart "yr 6." Cleopatra VII was queen of Egypt (the last of the pharaohs) but her ancestry was Macedonian Greek, of the lineage of Ptolemy I, a general of Alexander the Great, who became king of Egypt ( Full Answer )

Did Cleopatra have dark skin Just curious Heard on Tyra Banks that Cleopatra was a black Egyptian and hadn't heard that before I thought it was very interesting and neat?

Tyra is probably not the best place to receive information on historical figures... But, it is widely believed and accepted that Cleopatra was of Greek descent. That she was Macedonian Greek is usually considered common knowledge, though some still hold to the belief that some part of her was Bla ( Full Answer )

What did cleopatra where?

Cleopatra VII was the last monarch of Ancient Egypt. She reigned from 70 BC to 30 BC.

What did Cleopatra contribute to the development of the Egyptian culture?

Not a doggone thing. Cleopatra, although the queen of Egypt and followed the Egyptian religion, was still Greek. She looked down on the native Egyptians as inferiors. Her efforts to enhance the country were all concerned with Alexandria and the Greek population.

Was queen Cleopatra nice to the egyptians?

Cleopatra was kind but kinda snotty. She had multiple husband and she got rid o them one b one when she was done or bored with them. One of her "boyfriend" told her she was horrible and stuff so she put a snake in her bed and killed her-self. She was insane!

What did Cleopatra were?

Cleopatra was queen of Egypt from Ptolemy dynasty (dynasty established by one of the Alexander the Great generals). Cleopatra lived in 1st century before Christ. Cleopatra is famous by her beauty and by her relations to powerful men of Rome (G.I. Caesar and Antonius).

When did Cleopatra speak Egyptian?

Cleopatra probably learned Egyptian right along with Greek when she was a baby. Now, I'm aware of the fact that the "Cleopatra hype" says that she was the first Ptolemy to speak Egyptian. This is an error. Cleopatra was the first Ptolemy to speak Egyptian publicly. It's hard to believe that a dyna ( Full Answer )

Was Cleopatra a Egyptian queen?

Yes, she was. She ruled Egypt for 17 years. (Well, yes and no. Yes, she did rule over Egypt, but she technically was not "Egyptian". Her family, the Ptolemies, a mainly Greek dynasty, did not even speak the Egyptian language until Cleopatra II came along.)

Was Cleopatra the last Egyptian pharaoh?

The last Egyptian Pharaoh was... . Cleopatra VII Thea Neotera (51 BC-30 BC) ruled jointly with Ptolemy XIII (51 BC-47 BC) Ptolemy XIV (47 BC-44 BC) and Ptolemy XV Caesarean (44 BC-30 BC).

What Egyptian god or goddess did Cleopatra worship?

Cleopatra followed the Egyptian religion so therefore she gave the ritual honors to all the gods. Her favorite, though, was the goddess Isis, as she identified with her and claimed that she was the "new Isis".

Was Cleopatra the first ptolemic pharaoh to speak the Egyptian language?

It is said that she was the first Ptolemaic pharaoh to speak the Egyptian language. At least she was the first to speak it publicly. It's hard to believe that a dynasty that ruled for close to 300 years would not have learned at least some of the language of their native people. I'm sure that at o ( Full Answer )

Why was Cleopatra the only one to learn the Egyptian language?

No, that an error. The other Ptolemies more than likely had at least a minimal grasp of the Egyptian language. They were, as Pharaohs, responsible for certain religious services which were conducted in the Egyptian language. Cleopatra was the first Ptolemy to speak the Egyptian language in public.

Who has more influence on Egyptian literature Cleopatra or Nefertiti?

Neither. Both women are historical figures. Neither left any writings of their own. Historians and novelists seem to lean towards trying to unravel Cleopatra's life and motives more so than the life of Nefertiti, because Cleopatra lived in a more well documented time.

How many Egyptian queens were there before Cleopatra?

Too many to count. Egypt was a very old civilization even in the time of Cleopatra and every Pharaoh had one "Great Wife" or queen and several other lesser queens. There could have been hundreds of Great Wives and if you count the secondary wives, the number could grow to thousands.

What is she Cleopatra?

Cleopatra is the Queen of Egypt in 500BC. She is a successful queen, but the last queen of Egypt.

Was Cleopatra VII the first in her family to speak Egyptian?

Cleopatra was the first in her family to speak Egyptian in public. It's a safe bet to assume that other Greek rulers had an understanding of the Egyptian language although they never spoke it in public. Cleopatra was the first in her family to speak Egyptian in public. It's a safe bet to assume ( Full Answer )

Can you be the desendent of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra?

For all practical purposes the answer would be no. Cleopatra's last known descendant was a granddaughter who married the governor of Syria. They had no children, so her line ended there. However it is possible that her sons could have had children but because we know nothing of their lives after the ( Full Answer )

How did Cleopatra contributed to the Egyptian culture?

Cleopatra contributed nothing to the Egyptian culture. She followed in the footsteps of her recent ancestors and simply used Egypt as a means for personal wealth. Cleopatra contributed nothing to the Egyptian culture. She followed in the footsteps of her recent ancestors and simply used Egypt as a ( Full Answer )

What was Cleopatra Selene's Egyptian name?

All the Ptolemies, Berenices and Cleopatras were foreigners in Egypt, Macedonian Greeks who ruled Egypt in exactly the same way as the Persians and Romans ruled Egypt. Cleopatra Selene therefore only had her own Greek name, not any kind of Egyptian name.

How did Cleopatra VII become a rule when she was Macedonian not Egyptian?

Cleopatra, although Macedonian, became a ruler because her family had ruled Egypt for close to 300 years. After the death of Alexander the Great, the Ptolemies took over Egypt and formed their own dynasty. Cleopatra, although Macedonian, became a ruler because her family had ruled Egypt for close t ( Full Answer )

Did Cleopatra speak Egyptian lanugae?

Yes, Cleopatra did speak the Egyptian language. In fact she was the first Ptolemy to speak the Egyptian language in public. Yes, Cleopatra did speak the Egyptian language. In fact she was the first Ptolemy to speak the Egyptian language in public. Yes, Cleopatra did speak the Egyptian language. In ( Full Answer )

Was Cleopatra part of the Egyptian military?

Well, technically as queen, Cleopatra was head of the Egyptian military, but in reality no, others were in control as Cleopatra knew nothing about military matters. In fact the Egyptian military was so inadequate that they couldn't even put together a bodyguard for Cleopatra. Antony had to give her ( Full Answer )

WAS Cleopatra of Egyptian Descent?

No, Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent. No, Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent. No, Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent. No, Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent. No, Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent. No, Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent. No, Cleopatr ( Full Answer )

Is Cleopatra an Egyptian goddess?

No. Today Cleopatra is simply considered the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. However in her own time she was worshiped as a goddess because it was the custom of the eastern peoples to consider their rulers divine. Cleopatra herself believed this as she liked to dress up in public as the goddess Isis ( Full Answer )

How does Cleopatra have an impact on Egyptian civilization?

The only impact that Cleopatra had on Egyptian civilization was a negative one. During her reign she was content to follow the led of the later Ptolemies and try to keep things as they were. However by her loss of Egypt, Cleopatra turned the culture of the country into a Egypto/Roman culture and end ( Full Answer )

How did Cleopatra have an impact on Egyptian civilization?

Cleopatra herself had no impact on Egyptian civilization. However her death did. By ending her life, Cleopatra ended Egypt's ancient civilization and the country evolved into a blend of Egyptian and Roman culture.

What tipe of Egyptian clothes did Cleopatra wear?

The only type of Egyptian clothing that Cleopatra is ever reported as wearing was her Isis outfit. She identified with the goddess Isis and would appear in public dressed as the goddess and she referred to herself as the New Isis. Most of the time, however she dressed as any other Greek woman with t ( Full Answer )

What is the Egyptian meaning of Cleopatra vii 's name?

It is said that the Egyptian meaning of the name Cleopatra simply meant a certain queen. No particular meaning. However the Cleopatra that we are concerned with here, Cleopatra VII, was Greek and she had a very common Greek/Macedonian name. There were seven royal ladies in Egypt with the name Cleopa ( Full Answer )

How was the Egyptian queen Cleopatra related to rome?

Cleopatra of Egypt was one of the elements that brought about a change in the Roman government. She was the catalyst that caused the last civil war of the Republic. After Octavian's victory over Antony and Cleopatra, the Roman government changed from a Republic to a Principate.