Galba in Wikipedia
Servius Sulpicius Galba (24 December 3 BC – 15 January 69), commonly known as Galba, was Roman Emperor for
seven months from 68 to 69. Galba was the governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, and made a bid for the throne
during the rebellion of Julius Vindex. He was the first emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors.
Origins and rise to power -
He was born as Servius Sulpicius Galba near Terracina, "on the left as you go towards Fundi" in the words of
Through his paternal grandfather ("more eminent for his learning than for his rank - for he did not advance
beyond the grade of praetor" and who "published a voluminous and painstaking history", according to
Suetonius), who predicted his rise to power (Suetonius, 4 ), he was descended from Servius Sulpicius Galba.
Galba's father attained the consulship, and although he was short, hunchbacked and only an indifferent
speaker, was an industrious pleader at the bar...