Cornelia Cinna Minor

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Cornelia Cinna Minor

Also Known As: "Cinnilla"
Death: Died in 69 BC or 68 BC
Cause of death: died in childbirth
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Daughter of Lucius Cornelius Cinna, consul 87-84 BCE and Annia Cornelia
Wife of Julius Caesar, Roman Dictator
Mother of Julia Caesaris
Sister of Lucius Cornelius Cinna and <private> Major

Managed by: Sveneric Rosell
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About Cornelia Cinna Minor

Datter av en av Cæsars bitreste fiender

I 69 f.Kr. døde Cornelia i barselsseng. Barnet var dødfødt


Cornelia Cinna minor_94 BC-69 or 68 BC

Cornelia Cinnilla (c. 97 BC – 69 BC[1]), daughter of Lucius Cornelius Cinna (one of the great leaders of the Marian party), and a sister to suffect consul Lucius Cornelius Cinna, was married to Gaius Julius Caesar, who would become one of Rome's dictators. Cinna's political party was called the Populares, and his union with Cornelia identified Caesar with this faction.[2]

Caesar and Cornelia married in 84 BC.[3]

When Lucius Cornelius Sulla commanded Caesar to divorce Cornelia, the young husband refused to do so and chose rather to be deprived of her fortune and to be proscribed himself. Cornelia bore him his daughter Julia Caesaris, in c. 76 BC.[4]

Cornelia was the matron of Caesar's household in their home at the Subura in Rome for sixteen years. She died in 69 BC, during Caesar's quaestorship, and left him a daughter. Caesar delivered an oration in praise of her from the Rostra.[5]

In keeping with Roman naming conventions, Cornelia is known by the feminine form of her gens name.


1.Jump up ^ Matthias Gelzer, Caesar, Politician and Statesman, (translated by Peter Needham), Oxford, 1968; Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton, Magistrates of the Roman Republic, vol. 2, 132, New York, (1951-1986). Gelzer quotes Broughton to assert that Caesar was quaestor in 69 BC. Gelzer explains that Caesar, after becoming quaestor, delivered an oration in praise of his aunt Julia. Shortly after this event, Cornelia died too.

2.Jump up ^ The Gallic War, Julius Caesar, The Ginn Company, 1886, pg. 16.
3.Jump up ^ Adrian Goldsworthy, Caesar, 2006, pg. 58. Despite Monroe E Deutsch, The Women of Caesar's Family, The Classical Journal, Volume 13, 1918, pg. 505, it is unlikely that this took place after the death of Cornelia's father Cinna in 84 BC.
4.Jump up ^ Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver , Robin J. Seager " Iulia (2)" The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Ed. Simon Hornblower and Anthony Spawforth. Oxford University Press 2009. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. <>
5.Jump up ^ The ancient sources on Cornelia are Plutarch, Caesar, 1, 5; Suetonius, Life of Julius Caesar, 1, 5, 6; Velleius Paterculus, ii. 41.

This entry incorporates public domain text originally from:

William Smith (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1870.
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Cornelia Cinna Minor's Timeline

Age 17
Age 25
69 BC or 68 BC