Similarities Between Julius Caesar And Abraham Lincoln

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Why were Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln such strong staples in history? When considered separately they seem to be two completely different individuals but, when compared side by side there is much common ground between the two. Both of these men had suffered the death of a parent at a relatively young age. Also they were assassinated after a great victory, coincidentally the pair died at the age of fifty-six years old. Their assassins were carried out by people who had disagreed with the way they had used their power and authority. Julius Caesar as well as Abraham Lincoln undeniably made tremendous advances in history through out their position of power in their respective nations, though not everyone was behind their ideas.

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Each of the two were assassinated at the age of 56 years old as part of a conspiracy; two groups of eight whom thought of themselves as liberators. Both parties were republicans and their assassins thought the man they murdered were trying to be king of their nation. With good intentions to save their nation our two leaders had done more damage than good, almost destroying them instead. In addition, they had lost more of their own men in civil wars than anyone had previously before them. Interestingly they each had created a patent, Caesar had engineered the Triumvirate; though joining with his enemies was not his smartest decision while in power. Lincoln invented a device that would free steamboats that ran underground. 'Sic semper tyrannis ' (thus ever to tyrants) was muttered upon the slaughter of Caesar as well as later found written in the journal of John Wilkes Booth. Immediately following the deaths of two great leaders they were elevated to a status of divine. Caesar had kept this title until the fall of Byzantium fifteen-hundred years later where as Lincoln 's title still remains to this …show more content…
There are many comparative observations between these two leaders but, the most uncanny and coincidental being their assassinations due to their abuse of authority. While Caesar 's assassination was due simply to his abuse and misuse of power, Lincoln had thought to be fighting for a cause; to end slavery which at the time was not ideal. Julius Caesar as well as Abraham Lincoln undeniably made tremendous advances in history through out their position of power in their respective nations, though not everyone was behind their

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