On March 15th, in 44 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated just outside the Theatre of Pompey. His murderer was the result of a conspiracy by a group of Roman Senators, who were led by  Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus.

Caesar had recently been declared “Dictator for Life”, and these men were convinced he wanted to overthrow the Senate and rule as what they were certain would be a tyrannical monarch.

He was stabbed 23 times, but, according to Suetonius, a physician later established that only one wound, the second one to his chest, had been lethal.