Incredible Cleopatra Facts That You Didn’t Learn in History Class

She Was a Teenage Leader

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When Cleopatra was 14-years-old, her mother died under mysterious circumstances. Her father promoted the teenager as joint regent and deputy and she ruled alongside her father for four years, gaining valuable experience and learning the tricks of the trade. By the time Cleopatra was in her early twenties when she was the sole ruler of Egypt.

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