10 Of The Most Notorious Assassinations In History

10) Julius Caesar

One of the most famous Roman leaders, Caesar was attacked and killed by a group of senators in 44 BC. Estimates suggest that upwards of 60 people participated in the assassination, stabbing Caesar 23 times. His murder had been precipitated by a growing conflict within the state, as the Roman republic became increasingly unworkable. After taking over modern day France, Caesar assumed ever more dictatorial powers, which provoked the ire of significant sections of the aristocracy. But rather than consolidating power in their hands as the senators had hoped, the death of Caesar brought about the demise of the republic itself, mainly because the lower and middle classes in Roman society were outraged that the popular leader had been eliminated by a secret plot.
10) Julius Caesar