Julius Caesar Roman General

Additional Images
Sub Categories
Image Description

Profile illustration of Julius Caesar's head and shoulders with black text on a white background.

Back Paper / Back Info

Buttons Made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.
Patent July 17, '94. April 14, '96.
July 21, 1896.

Back Style
The Shape
The Size
The Manufacturer
Additional Information

Julius Caesar was a Roman General who rose to prominence first as a member of the First Triumvirate and later through his successful military campaigns in Gaul, now modern-day France. On his return to Rome, he further concentrated his power to become the most influential citizen in the Republic. He undertook many social reforms, including the Julian calendar, land ownership for veterans, and citizenship for colonial subjects. Due to the success of these reforms he was named "dictator for life" by the Senate, only to be assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15) 44 B.C. by a group of Roman Senators dissatisfied with his leadership. His adopted son and heir, Octavian, later became the first Roman Emperor Augustus. Several royal titles have roots in Caesar's name, such as the German Kaiser or the Russian Tsar.

Many gum manufactures in the late 1800s used pepsin powder in their chewing gum and marketed it as a way to aid indigestion. Pepsin was thought to settle stomach issues and help people with digestive concerns.

Catalog ID AD0700