Beware the Ides of March
March 15 is known as the Ides of March, the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.
March 15, is known as the Ides of March. On this day in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated.
The saying "Beware the Ides of March" comes from William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. In the play, a soothsayer warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March," which Caesar ignores. He is then assassinated on that day.
An altar honoring Caesar can be found in the Roman Forum in Rome, Italy at the spot where he was cremated.