Gaius Cassius Longinus Biography
Birthday: October 3, 85 BC (Libra)
Born In: Rome, Italy
Gaius Cassius Longinus, better known as Cassius, was a Roman senator and military general who had made the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. He was Brutus’s brother-in-law and was married to his half-sister, Junia. He managed forces with Brutus during the Battle of Philippi, against the army led by Mark Antony and Octavian. He was driven out of Rome after Caesar’s murder and later committed suicide after losing to Mark Antony. Cassius had an inclination toward philosophy and had converted to Epicureanism later in life. He features in the works of many literary geniuses, such as Shakespeare and Dante. Though Cassius is remembered as an efficient military commander, according to a lot of scholars, he was not liked by many and was mostly feared by his subordinates.