Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (consul 177 BC)

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (c. 217 BC – 154 BC) was a Roman politician and general of the 2nd century BC. He served two consulships, one in 177 and one 163 BC, and was awarded two triumphs.[1] Tiberius is also noteworthy as the father of the two famous 'Gracchi' popularis reformers, Tiberius and Gaius.

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus
Bornc. 217 BC
Died154 BC
NationalityRoman
OfficeTribune of the plebs (187 BC)
Consul (177, 163 BC)
Censor (169 BC)
ChildrenTiberius, Gaius, and Sempronia

Tiberius was of plebeian status and was a member of the well-connected gens Sempronia, a family of ancient Rome. Tiberius was the son of Publius Sempronius Gracchus, apparently the younger brother of the two-time consul and general Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (killed 212 BC). His paternal grandfather was also a consul in 238 BC. His mother's identity is not known.

His father was not the same Publius Sempronius Gracchus who served as tribune of the plebs in 189 BC. Instead his father had possibly died during the Second Punic War, since no further references exist to him.[citation needed]