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Marcus Livius Drusus

Male - 108 B.C.

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  • Name Marcus Livius Drusus 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 121 B.C. 
    Died 108 B.C. 

      The elder «b»Marcus Livius Drusus«/b» (died 108 BC) was set up as «u»tribune «/u» by the «u»Senate «/u» in 121 BC to undermine «u»Gaius Gracchus «/u»' land reform bills. To do this, he proposed creating twelve colonies with 3,000 settlers each from the poorer classes, and relieving rent on property distributed since 133 BC. He also said the «u»Latin «/u» allies should not be mistreated by Roman generals, which was the counteroffer to Gaius' offer of full citizenship. These were known as the «i»Leges Liviae«/i», but they were never enacted, because the Senate simply wanted to draw support away from Gracchus. Their plan was successful and Drusus had enough support to veto Gaius' bill. Drusus was later «u»consul «/u» in 112 BC and fought in «u»Macedonia «/u» defeating the «u»Scordisci «/u», even pushing them out of «u»Thrace «/u» across the «u»Danube «/u». In 109 BC he was elected «u»censor «/u» along with the elder «u»Marcus Aemilius Scaurus «/u», but he died the next year in 108 BC.
      He had a son «u»of the same name «/u».
    Person ID I61262  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

     1. Marcus Livius Drusus, tribune,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617522  Group Sheet