Galba

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Galba
Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign 8 June 68 - 15 January 69
Full name Lucius Livius Ocella Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus
Born 24 December 3 BC
Birthplace Terracina, Italia
Died 15 January AD 69 (aged 71)
Place of death Rome
Buried Rome
Predecessor Nero
Successor Marcus Salvius Otho
Consort to Aemilia Lepida
Royal House None
Father Servius Sulpicius Galba
Mother Mummia Achaica

Servius Sulpicius Galba (Lucius Livius Ocella Sulpicius Galba,[1] 24 December 3 BC–15 January AD 69) was a Roman Emperor for seven months from AD 68 to 69. Galba was an governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, which was the province near the Pyrenees. He was the first emperor of Year of the Four Emperors.

He was born near Terracina, "On the left as you travel towards Fundi" in the words of Suetonius. Galba was adopted by Livia Ocellina and took her family name until becoming emperor.[2]


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  1. born Servius Sulpicius Galba. In Classical Latin, Galba's name would be written as SERVIVS SVLPICIVS GALBA AVGVSTVS
  2. Suetonius. The lives of the twelve Caesars.