On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 42 BC

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
Roman Poet Horace
Roman Poet
Horace

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMarcus Junius Brutus

Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman senator and the most famous of the assassins of Julius Caesar, commits suicide at about 42/43 (b. 85 BC)

Roman Republican Politician Marcus Junius Brutus
Roman Republican Politician
Marcus Junius Brutus