3 BC - 69


Galba (; Servius Galba Caesar Augustus; Latin: [ˈsɛr.wɪ.ʊs ˈgal.ba ˈkae̯.sar au̯ˈɡʊs.tʊs]; 24 December 3 BC – 15 January AD 69) was Roman emperor from 68 to 69, the first emperor in the Year of the Four Emperors. He was known as Lucius Livius Ocella Sulpicius Galba prior to taking the throne as a result of his adoption by his stepmother, Livia Ocellina. The governor of Hispania at the time of the rebellion of Gaius Julius Vindex in Gaul, he seized the throne following Nero's suicide. Born into a wealthy family, Galba held at various times the offices of praetor, consul, and governor of the provinces 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 1,216,297 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 310th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Galba ranks 307 out of 14,801Before him are Khufu, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Şehzade Mustafa, Jawaharlal Nehru, Philip V of Spain, and Mehmed V. After him are Mary of Burgundy, Alexander Dubček, George III of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid I, Bill Clinton, and Salman of Saudi Arabia.

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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 Otho, Vitellius, James, brother of Jesus, Tigellinus, Cartimandua, and Epaphroditus.

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Among people born in Italy, Galba ranks 155 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Clement XIV (1705), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Formosus (816), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), and Pope Leo XI (1535). After him are Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Terence Hill (1939), Paolo Veronese (1528), and Pope Innocent XIII (1655).


Among politicians born in Italy, Galba ranks 27Before him are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Antoninus Pius (86), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), Scipio Africanus (-235), Sulla (-138), and Cardinal Mazarin (1602). After him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Nerva (30), Otho (32), Lucius Verus (130), Vitellius (15), and Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768).

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