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Gaius Cassius Longinus

87 BC - 42 BC

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Gaius Cassius Longinus (c. 86 BC – 3 October 42 BC) was a Roman senator and general best known as a leading instigator of the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar on 15 March 44 BC. He was the brother-in-law of Brutus, another leader of the conspiracy. He commanded troops with Brutus during the Battle of Philippi against the combined forces of Mark Antony and Octavian, Caesar's former supporters, and committed suicide after being defeated by Mark Antony. Cassius was elected as Tribune of the plebs in 49 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaius Cassius Longinus has received more than 1,613,590 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Gaius Cassius Longinus is the 670th most popular politician (down from 662nd in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from Italy and the 48th most popular Italian Politician.

Gaius Cassius Longinus is most famous for being the man who stabbed Julius Caesar to death in 44 BC.

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Among politicians, Gaius Cassius Longinus ranks 670 out of 15,577Before him are Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Abd al-Rahman I, James Madison, Alexis of Russia, Constantius Chlorus, and Sukjong of Joseon. After him are Subhas Chandra Bose, Sasaki Kojirō, Hezekiah, Abd al-Rahman III, Ladislaus the Posthumous, and Olaf Scholz.

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Among people born in 87 BC, Gaius Cassius Longinus ranks 1After him is Lucius Munatius Plancus. Among people deceased in 42 BC, Gaius Cassius Longinus ranks 2Before him is Brutus the Younger. After him are Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, Servilia, Gaius Antonius Hybrida, Gaius Antonius, Porcia, Ariobarzanes III of Cappadocia, and Publius Servilius Casca.

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Among people born in Italy, Gaius Cassius Longinus ranks 294 out of 4,668Before him are Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Pope Nicholas I (800), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), and Charles IV of Spain (1748). After him are Pope Alexander III (1100), Monica Vitti (1931), Aldo Moro (1916), Pope Gelasius I (410), Pope Liberius (310), and Lisa del Giocondo (1479).


Among politicians born in Italy, Gaius Cassius Longinus ranks 48Before him are Umberto II of Italy (1904), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Catiline (-109), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), and Charles IV of Spain (1748). After him are Aldo Moro (1916), Enrico Dandolo (1107), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), Umberto I of Italy (1844), and Geta (189).