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Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign8 June 68 - 15 January 69
Full nameLucius Livius Ocella Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus
Born24 December 3 BC
BirthplaceTerracina, Italia
Died15 January AD 69 (aged 71)
Place of deathRome
SuccessorMarcus Salvius Otho
Consort toAemilia Lepida
FatherServius Sulpicius Galba
MotherMummia 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]


  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.