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Galba


Bust of Galba. Musei Vaticani, Rome (Italy). Photo Marco Prins.
Galba (Musei Vaticani, Rome)
Galba: emperor of the Roman world (68-69).

Names:

  • 24 December 3 BCE: Servius Sulpicius Galba 
  • 8 June 68: Servius Galba Imperator Caesar Augustus
  • 15 June 69: lynched by soldiers
Successor of: Nero

Relatives:

  • father: Gaius Sulpicius Galba
  • mother: Mummia Achaica
  • married to: Aemilia Lepida
  • children: Two sons

Early career:

  • 3 BCE: Born in a villa near Tarracina
  • c.30 Praetor
  • 31-32 Propraetor of Aquitania
  • 33 Consul
  • 39-42 Propraetor of Germania Superior
  • 43/44 With Claudius in Britain
  • 44-46 Proconsul of Africa
  • 46 Ornamenta triumphalia
  • 60 Propraetor of Spain

Main deeds:

New legions: VII Galbiana

Succeeded by: Vitellius, Otho
 

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