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Gaius Cassius

Roman Senator Gaius Cassius

Full Name: Gaius Cassius Longinus
Profession: Roman Senator

Nationality: Roman

Why Famous: A Roman senator and a leading instigator of the plot to kill Julius Caesar. Together with Marcus Brutus, he sought to restore the Roman Republic, but was defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian at the Battle of Philippi.

Died: October 3, 42 BC
Cause of Death: Killed in battle

Events in the Life of Gaius Cassius

  • 0044-03-15 BC Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome
  • 0042-10-03 BC First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

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