48 BC in History

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Events in History


MurderAssassination

Sep 28 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 9 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar

Deaths in History


Person of interestPompey the Great

Sep 28 BC Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great