Lucius junius brutus was the founder of the roman republic and traditionally one of the first consuls in 509 bc this followed his successful overthrow of the roman monarchy he was claimed as an ancestor of the roman gens junia, including decimus junius brutus and marcus junius brutus, the most famous of julius caesar's assassins. Lucius junius brutus is quite prominent in english literature, and he was quite popular among british and american whigs a reference to l j brutus is in the following lines from shakespeare's play the tragedie of julius cæsar , (cassius to marcus brutus, act 1, scene 2. 85 bc: brutus was born in rome to marcus junius brutus the elder.
John wilkes booth, the assassin of abraham lincoln, claimed to be inspired by brutus booth's father, junius brutus booth, was named for brutus, and booth (as mark antony) and his brother (as brutus) had performed in a production of julius caesar in new york just six months before the assassination. Marcus junius brutus, often referred to as brutus, was a politician of the late roman republic after being adopted by his uncle he used the name quintus servilius caepio brutus , but eventually returned to using his original name.
Marcus junius brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of julius caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of philippi two years before, brutus had joined gaius cassius longinus in the plot against the roman dictator julius caesar, believing he was striking a blow for the restoration of the roman republic.
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There are several probable reasons why marcus junius brutus killed caesar in order of probability: brutus believed himself a descendant of lucius junius brutus who founded the republic in 509 bc as such, who better than he to restore the republic by killing the dictator caesar. 1 brutus's mother was caesar’s longtime mistress brutus's mom, servilia caepionis, and the future dictator first became intimate when they were in their thirties their affair ended up spanning decades and became one of ancient rome’s worst-kept secrets 2 during caesar’s civil war, brutus picked the losing side.
It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Marcus junius brutus the younger (85 bc – 23 october 42 bc) is without a question the most famous of all assassins in recorded history he was a senator of the roman republic of the most illustrious stock, with his name being one of the oldest patrician families, tracing itself back to the very founding of the republic, to lucius brutus himself. Marcus junius brutus minor (classical latin: [ˈmaːrkʊs ˈjuːniʊs ˈbruːtʊs ˈmɪnɔr]) was the son of marcus junius brutus maior and servilia his father was killed by pompey the great in dubious circumstances after he had taken part in the rebellion of lepidus his mother was the half-sister of cato the younger, and later julius.
Marcus junius brutu s (85 bc – 42 bc) brutus claimed descendency from lucius junius brutus, also known as the ancient brutus, who is said to have founded the roman republic in 509 bc after driving the etruscan king, tarquin the proud, from rome. Marcus junius brutus (early june 85 bc – 23 october 42 bc), often referred to as brutus, was a politician of the late roman republic after being adopted by his uncle he used the name quintus servilius caepio brutus , but eventually returned to using his original name.