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Porcia Catonis

Wife of Marcus Junius Brutus Porcia Catonis

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

Nationality: Roman

Why Famous: 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.

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