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Bust of Galba
Reign 9 June 68 – 15 January 69
(7 months)
Full name Servius Sulpicius Galba
(at birth);
Lucius Livius Ocella Sulpicius Galba
(until ascension);
Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus
(as emperor);
Imperator Servius Galba Caesar Augustus
(imperial name)[1]
Born 24 December 3 BC
Birthplace Near Terracina, Italy
Died 15 January 69(69-01-15) (aged 70)
Place of death Rome
Predecessor Nero
Successor Otho
Consort to Aemilia Lepida
Dynasty None
Mother Mummia Achaica

Servius Sulpicius Galba (Latin: Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus;[2] English: /ˈsɜːrviəs sʌlˈpɪʃəs ˈɡælbə/; 24 December 3 BC – 15 January 69 AD) 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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Galba's regal name has an equivalent meaning in English as "Commander Servius Galba Caesar, the Emperor".
  2. born Servius Sulpicius Galba. In Classical Latin, Galba's name would be written as SERVIVS SVLPICIVS GALBA AVGVSTVS
  3. Suetonius. The lives of the twelve Caesars.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Quotations related to Galba at Wikiquote
  • Media related to Galba at Wikimedia Commons
Political offices
Preceded by
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus,
and Aulus Vitellius
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
Succeeded by
Lucius Salvius Otho,
and Gaius Octavius Laenas
Preceded by
Roman Emperor
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Gaius Bellicius Natalis, and
Publius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Titus Vinius

Succeeded by
Otho II, and
Lucius Salvius Otho Titianus II