At the age of 40 Julius Caesar was elected to consul. Consul was the highest ranking position in the Roman Republic. The consul was like a president, but there were two consuls and they only served for one year. At the end of his year as consul, Caesar became governor of the province of Gaul.
In 46 BC Caesar returned to Rome. He was now the most powerful man in the world. The Senate made him dictator for life and he ruled like a king. He made many changes to Rome. He put his own supporters in the Senate. He built new buildings and temples in the city of Rome. He even changed the calendar to the now famous Julian calendar with 365 days and a leap year.
On 15th March 44BC, Caesar was invited to meet the Senate. Over there, more than 60 conspirators were waiting to kill Julius. All the conspirators were led by Brutus Cassius. With all of them having daggers, they stabbed him 23 times. Many historians have reported that the last thing Caesar said before collapsing was to his friend Brutus. He said, "And you too my child." And so, this is how another great hero of this world let down his life and left us all behind.