Birthday: December 24, 3 BC (Capricorn)
Born In: Terracina, Italy
Servius Sulpicius Galba was an Emperor of Rome who held the position for seven months between June 68 and January 69. Despite having corrupt advisers, he has gone down in history for his priggishly upright administration. Originally from a locality near the city of Terracina, Galba was not a relative of any of the emperors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty but hailed from a distinguished noble family. Throughout his political career, he served as praetor, consul, and governor of the provinces of Aquitania, Upper Germany, and Africa. He left public service during the reign of Claudius, but Nero later appointed him the governor of Hispania. Following the defeat of Vindex's rebellion and Nero's assisted suicide, he ascended the Roman throne with the help of the Praetorian Guard and was the first emperor in the Year of the Four Emperors. He was a physically weak man and issued several orders that were extremely apathetic during his reign. Galba failed to gain any popularity among his subjects and squandered away the support he had from the Praetorian Guard. He was eventually killed by his successor, Otho.