Porcia Catonis

Wife of Marcus Junius Brutus Porcia Catonis

Full Name: Porcia Catonis filia
Profession: Wife of Marcus Junius Brutus

Roman Empire

Biography: A Roman woman who lived in the 1st century BC, she was the daughter of Cato the Younger and the second wife of Marcus Junius Brutus, the most famous of Julius Caesar's assassins.

She was one of the only women (if not the only woman) to be involved in the conspiracy against Caesar.

She is famous for committing suicide by (reputedly) swallowing live coals.

Cause of Death: Suicide by swallowing live coals

Famous Romans