Am I just a man or was I more? -Claudius Basilicus Romanus I last words.
Claudius Basilicus Romanus I (1426-1500), the founder of the Roman Republic and his last words were "Am I just a man or something more?" His life was filled with many trials and tribulations during the Roman Reclamation of 1408 when his people were relocated until 1500 when he resettled Rome before he died nine months late from exhaustion and old age.
He was born in Colonia Roma, Hispania in 1426 and his family along with his people were exiled since from Rome since 1000. He was raised as a leader and a compassionate man. By 1456 he gathered an army of 1,000 Roman exiles and 3,000 colonists to invade Rome. He took his wife Anastana and settled somewhere on the shores of Italia in 1469 his wife had a son and named him Claudio.
His settlement was attacked one day while he was out surveying the land and his wife was captured by a Gallican chieftain along with 345 colonists.
His army was overwhelmed and he had nowhere to hide so he surrendered himself as prisoner. But later he revealed that he planned an attack on the Gallican army before turning himself in he told an army of 1,000 Romans to track him.
That night the Gallicans were ambushed and outnumbered this caused a huge war that later revealed that Rome was never resettled at all it was abandoned for centuries. So Claudius took advantage of this and by 1489 his people reached Rome.
His reign only lasted eleven years until his death. But he made most of it by rebuilding the city of Rome into a great city. He promoted arts, learning, architecture, and culture. He raised the army up and reclaimed Italia by ousting the Gallicans. In 1499 he took people on journeys and showed them the land.