Julius Caesar’s assassination
Originally shared by Arthur Albion
On this day, 15 March in 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death. The conspiracy, led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and Marcus Junius Brutus along with several other Roman senators, was carried out near the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March. The Senate had declared Caesar dictator perpetuo which made several senators fear Caesar desired to overthrow the Senate in favour of tyranny. The assassin led to the Liberator’s Civil War in an effort to avenge Caesar’s murder.