Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. She was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. The Ptolemies were Macedonian in decent, but ruled as Egyptians, as Pharaohs. What is often not associated with Cleopatra was her brilliance and her devotion to her country. She was a quick-witted woman who was fluent in nine languages, however, Latin was not one of them. She was a mathematician and a very good businesswoman. She had a genuine respect for Caesar, whose intelligence and wit matched her own. Antony on the other hand almost drove her insane with his lack of intelligence and his excesses. She dealt with him and made the most of what she had to do. She fought for her country.