- Julius Caesar (judge)
Sir Julius Caesar (1557/1558 –
18 April 1636) was an English judge and politician. He was born near Tottenhamin Middlesex. His father was Giulio Cesare Adelmare, an Italian physician to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, descended by the female line from the dukes of Cesarini.
He was educated at
Magdalen College, Oxford, and afterwards studied at the University of Paris, where in the year 1581 he was made a doctor of civil law. Two years later he was awarded a similar degree at Oxford, and became doctor of the canon law. He represented Reigate, Bletchingleyand Windsor in Parliament. He held many high offices during the reigns of Elizabeth and James I, including a judgeship of the admiralty court (1584), a mastership in chancery (1588), treasurer of the Inner Templein 1593 and a mastership of the court of requests (1595).
He was knighted at
Greenwichby King James in May of 1603, and became Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer 1606–1614. In 1614 he was appointed Master of the Rolls, an office which he held till his death in 1636. His manuscripts, many of which are now in the British Museum, were sold by auction in 1757 for a sum of around £500.
His eldest son (also Julius Caesar) was sent to Padua to study at the university. He was wounded whilst fencing with Antonia Brochetta and sought revenge. He lay in wait for him with a pistol, but his shot missed. He then fell while attempting to draw his sword and was set upon by Brochetta who ran him through and killed him.
*Foss, "Lives of the Judges"
*L. M. Hill, "Bench and Bureaucracy: The Public Career of Sir Julius Caesar, 1580-1636". James Clarke & Co Ltd, 1988. ISBN13: 9780227679067
*E. Lodge, "Life of Sir Julius Caesar" (1810);
Anthony Wood, "Fasti Oxonienses", ed. Bliss;
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?LinkID=mp00698&rNo=1&role=sit Portrait of Sir Julius Caesar] at the
National Portrait Gallery, London
* [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Caesar%2C_Sir_Julius 1911 Encyclopaedia entry] on
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