Julius Caesar had three wives, in addition to several mistresses. He first married Cornelia, then Pompeia, and Calpurnia, who was his wife in the play, "Julius Caesar."
Cornelia was the daughter of an associate of Marius, who was a successful military leader and the first man to be consul seven times. The ambitious Marius married into the family of Julius Caesar to improve his own status. After Cornelia's death, Caesar married Pompeia, but divorced her over allegations of scandal. He then married Calpurnia, to whom he stayed wed until his assassination. Among Caesar's mistresses were Cleopatra and Servilia, the mother of one of his assassins,