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Marcus Junius Brutus
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Marcus Junius Brutus

(c. 85 BCE–c. 42 BCE)
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Marcus Brutus is best known for being a part of the assassination of Julius Caesar.


Marcus Junius Brutus was born 85 BC in Macedonia. Brutus was raised by an uncle, Cato the Younger, in the principles of Stoicism. Following Caesar's self-appointment to perpetual dictator, Brutus joined with Cassius to assassinate Caesar on March 15, 44 BC. Brutus would be driven out and killed himself following a loss in the battle in Philippi.

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