Top 10 Mind-Blowing Facts about the Roman Dictator- Julius Caesar

#5. Father of leap year

Father of leap year

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The Romans used a calendar system based on the lunar cycle which only had 355 days in a year and they were expected to add up the additional days as per seasons. But it was not always the case. When Caesar came to power, he implemented a new system which was in sync with the solar cycle and had 365 days in a year. But since a solar year has 365 1/4 days, an extra day was added every four years to make up the difference.

#6. The king of cards

Some people believe that the King of Diamonds in a pack of cards represents Caesar.

#7. Victory in the Gallic Wars

The Gallic Wars lasted from 58 BC to 50 BC and extended the present day France and Belgium with Rome. Caesar led Rome to victory in the Gallic Wars and thus became an unmatched military power.

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