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42 BC in History

Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 23 BC 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
  • Oct 3 BC First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

Birthdays in History


Person of interestTiberius

Nov 16 BC Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14 AD-37 AD), born in Rome (d. 37 AD)

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius

Deaths in History


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

Person of interestGaius Cassius

Oct 3 BC Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

Roman Senator Gaius Cassius
Roman Senator
Gaius Cassius