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

We Get the Month of August From Her

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After Cleopatra’s death, her enemy Augustus had the chance to have a month named in his own honor. However, instead of choosing September (the month of his birth) he chose the eighth month of the year, in which Cleopatra died, to create a yearly reminder of her defeat. Not exactly the most charming link to Cleopatra, but nonetheless a long-lasting tribute.

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