Ides of March

day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii)[1] was a day in the Roman calendar. It means 15 March in Julian calendar. Several religious observances marked it as a deadline for settling debts.[2] In 44 BC, it is well known as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. This made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history.

The Death of Caesar (1798) by Vincenzo Camuccini


  1. Anscombe, Alfred (1908). The Anglo-Saxon computation of historic time in the ninth century (PDF). British Numismatic Society. p. 396.
  2. "Ides of March: what is it? Why do we still observe it?". 15 March 2011.

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