This day 44 BC, Shakespeare and history tell us, Caesar was assasinated. He was in the Theater of Pompey when sixty conspirators surrounded him - pretending to ask for the repeal of banishment for someone - and attacked. Caesar recieved twenty-three stab wounds. Shakespeare makes it "three and thirty" which sounds cooler in addition to being a larger number. Even so, with sixty people at work, you'd expect more wounds than that. Some people must not have gotten a knife in.
Caesar's last words are somewhat in doubt. Plutarch says that at the start of the fracas, Caesar said the Latin equivalent of "Casca, you rascal, what do you think you're doing?" Casca's knife had only grazed the back of Caesar's neck. Suetonius reports Caesar saying "et tu Brute" which is where Shakespeare got the line. Personally, I think after the first two jabs, Caesar wouldn't have had enough wind in him to remark any more than "ouch" or possibly "erk." As unlikely as it is to get off a final zinger, Shakespeare can't resist gilding the lily. "Et tu Brute," Caesar says, and then adds, "Then fall Caesar," mixing in a little stage direction with his dying breath. Neat the part about Caesar talking about himself in third person, he's the one who started that, you know.
On general principle I'm in favor of killing tyrants, the problem is they don't stay dead. Oh, particular tyrants die, but tyranny itself has more lives in it than a bag of cats. After Julius Caesar came Augustus Caesar and then quickly things got really bad - Tiberius Caesar, and Caligula - who named himself a god and promoted his favorite horse to Senator - and Claudius. History tells us Claudius was a moron but Robert Graves makes him out to be a pretty wise emporer. I guess by comparison he was. Besides, it's hard to sympathize with the conspirators, killing someone that way seems pretty harsh.