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Galba (; born Servius Sulpicius Galba; 24 December 3 BC – 15 January AD 69) was the sixth Roman emperor, ruling from AD 68 to 69. After his adoption by his stepmother, and before becoming emperor, he was known as Livius Ocella Sulpicius Galba. He was the first emperor in the Year of the Four Emperors and assumed the throne following Emperor Nero's suicide. Born into a wealthy family, Galba held at various times the positions of praetor, consul, and governor to the provinces of Aquitania, Upper Germany, and Africa during the first half of the first century AD. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Galba has received more than 2,048,379 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Galba is the 375th most popular politician (down from 303rd in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Italy (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Italian Politician.

Galba is most famous for being the first emperor of Rome who was not from a senatorial family. He was born in Spain, and he was a soldier before he became emperor.

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Among politicians, Galba ranks 375 out of 15,577Before him are Henry VI of England, John III Sobieski, Charles IX of France, Dido, Abdulmejid I, and Zenobia. After him are Alaric I, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Francis II of France, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Decius, and Willy Brandt.

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Among people born in 3 BC, Galba ranks 1After him are Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus and Aemilia Lepida. Among people deceased in 69, Galba ranks 1After him are Vitellius, Otho, James, brother of Jesus, Tigellinus, Sporus, Cartimandua, Evodius, Epaphroditus, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus.

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Among people born in Italy, Galba ranks 171 out of 4,668Before him are Gaius Marius (-157), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Pope Martin V (1369), Pope Clement XIV (1705), and Boethius (480). After him are Catherine of Siena (1347), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Pompey (-106), Pope Clement XI (1649), Catullus (-84), and Pope Pius IV (1499).


Among politicians born in Italy, Galba ranks 30Before him are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Sulla (-138), Numa Pompilius (-753), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), and Nerva (30). After him are Pompey (-106), Servius Tullius (-600), Vitellius (15), Pertinax (126), Otho (32), and Lucius Verus (130).