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Today in History: August 12

Slide 1 of 12: Cleopatra VII Philopator (69-30 BC). Queen of Egypt. Death of Cleopatra. Engraving. 'La Ilustracion EspaƐola y Americana', 1872.

30 BC: Cleopatra commits suicide

Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, queen of Egypt takes her life by means of an asp bite following the defeat of her forces against Octavian.

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