Julius Caesar was attacked by the Senate and the final death blow was delivered from his mistress’ son, Brutus. He himself was a prominent politician was also rumored to be the son of Caesar. Caesar’s last known words were “Brutus, et tu?” Loosely translated as Brutus and you too? After the assassination Brutus went into exile and no longer had support from the Senate. After the coup attempt, Marc Anthony became acting Head of State. Upon the reading of the will, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian (Mark Anthony’s step-son) was pronounced Emperor of Rome where he would eventual lead a successful military campaign against the Egyptians, Mark Anthony and Queen Cleopatra.
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Gaius Julius Caesar was assissinated by a group of conspirators called the Liberatores, which included Brutus. The “Et tu Brute” quote would have been made because Caesar was very good “friends” with Brutus’ mother, and some have made the claim that Brutus may have been Caesar’s son. He was stabbed 23 times.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberatores lists the people who killed julius ceaser
“Some forty people joined in the plot, but most of their names are lost to history. In addition to Cassius and Brutus, known members of the conspiracy were:”
Servius Sulpicius Galba
Lucius Minucius Basilus
Gaius Casca (Servilius Casca’s brother)
Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus
Tillius Cimber (Metellus Cimber in Shakespeare’s play)
The basic prop for Caesar’s continuation in power was the dictatorship for life. According to the traditional Republican constitution, this office was only to be held for six months during a dire emergency. That rule, however, had been broken before. Sulla had ruled as dictator for several years, and Caesar now followed suit. In addition, he was made consul for ten years in 45 bc and received the sanctity of tribunes, making it illegal to harm him. Caesar also obtained honors to increase his prestige: He wore the robe, crown, and scepter of a triumphant general and used the title imperator. Furthermore, as Pontifex Maximus, he was head of the state religion. Above all, however, he was in total command of the armies, and this remained the backbone of his power.
As a ruler Caesar instituted various reforms. In the provinces he eliminated the highly corrupt tax system, sponsored colonies of veterans, and extended Roman citizenship. At home he reconstituted the courts and increased the number of senators. His reform of the calendar gave Rome a rational means of recording time.
A number of senatorial families, however, felt that Caesar threatened their position, and his honors and powers made them fear that he would become a rex (king), a title they, as Republicans, hated. Accordingly, in 44 bc, an assassination plot was hatched by a group of senators, including Gaius Cassius and Marcus Junius Brutus. On March 15 of that year, when Caesar entered the Senate house, the group killed him
he walked into the Senate and he was massacred by all of them, he had 27 stab wounds. The main conspirators were Gaius Brutus, who was like a son to Caesar, and Cassius, a senator. Try looking in Wikipedia.
He was killed by a group of senators and politicians, led by Brutus.
“As Caesar began to read the false petition, Tillius Cimber, who had handed him the petition, pulled down Caesar’s tunic. While Caesar was crying to Cimber “But that is violence!” (“Ista quidem vis est!”), the aforementioned Casca produced his dagger and made a glancing thrust at the dictator’s neck. Caesar turned around quickly and caught Casca by the arm, saying in Latin “Casca, you villain, what are you doing?” Casca, frightened, shouted “Help, brother” in Greek (“ἀδελφέ, βοήθει!”, “adelphe, boethei!”). Within moments, the entire group, including Brutus, was striking out at the dictator. Caesar attempted to get away, but, blinded by blood, he tripped and fell; the men continued stabbing him as he lay defenseless on the lower steps of the portico. According to Eutropius, around sixty or more men participated in the assassination. He was stabbed 23 times. According to Suetonius, a physician later established that only one wound, the second one to his chest, had been lethal.”