Brutus Marcus Junius

Bru·tus

 (bro͞o′təs), Marcus Junius 85?-42 bc.
Roman politician and general who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar. In the subsequent power struggle with Mark Antony and Octavian, Brutus was defeated at the Battle of Philippi and committed suicide.
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