An engraving of Julius Caesar from 1860 GeorgiosArt/ iStock via Getty Images PlusFor centuries, it was believed Julius Caesar was the first baby born via Cesarean section, but that's likely far from the truth. William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar left out a key player in Julius Caesar’s assassination. An illustration of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar bycostello/iStock via Getty Images PlusWilliam Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is set in 44 BCE. The assassination of Julius Caesar Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainIn 44 BCE, Caesar declared himself dictator for life. Julius Caesar coins jgaunion/iStock via Getty Images PlusWhen Caesar was 25 years old, he was sailing the Aegean Sea and was kidnaped by Cicilian pirates.