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A branch of the aristocratic Roman Julia clan, the name of which passed from its most famous member Julius Caesar to become an imperial title. All succeeding Roman emperors adopted it, conferring the title on their designated heirs so that it came to signify a ‘prince’. The name and title was used in the Eastern empire as ‘Kaisaros’. From this were later derived the imperial Russian and German titles Tsar and Kaiser.

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