Lucius Julius Caesar (consul 90 BC)

Lucius Julius Caesar (ca. 135 BC87 BC) was a consul of the Roman Republic in 90 BC. He was involved in the downfall of the plebeian tribune Lucius Appuleius Saturninus in 100 BC.

He was elected praetor for 94 BC without having been quaestor and aedile. Later he became governor of Macedonia.

During his consulship, he defeated the Samnites.[1] Lucius proposed legislation (one of the Leges Juliae or "Julian laws") granting Roman citizenship to allies who didn’t participate in the Social War against Rome in 90 BC. Later he became censor and due to the success of the Julian Law, became responsible for allocating new citizens into voting districts. His colleague in this task was a former consul, Publius Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 97 BC) (father of triumvir, Marcus Licinius Crassus).

Lucius and his brother, Gaius Julius Caesar Strabo Vopiscus, were killed together in 87 BC at the beginning of the Civil War by partisans of Gaius Marius. They died fighting in the streets. According to Livy, their heads were exposed on the speaker’s platform.

His children, by his wife Fulvia,[2] were Lucius Julius Caesar, who was consul in 64 BC, and Julia Antonia.


  1. Theodor Mommsen History of Rome vol. 3 (book 4)
  2. Napoleon III. Histoire de Jules César Volume 1, p. 253 Paris: H. Plon 1865

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sextus Julius Caesar and Lucius Marcius Philippus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Rutilius Lupus
90 BC
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo and Lucius Porcius Cato
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