Galba, Servius Sulpicius (A.D. 3-69), a Roman Emperor, was a promising youth, and seemed capable of great things. He was consul in 33, and administered several provinces as proconsul. When the hatred of Nero grew too strong, the soldiers sounded Galba as to being emperor, but he hesitated till he knew that Nero had designs on his life. He was not pleasing as emperor to those who had created him, as he would not bribe the soldiers or pamper the populace. Hence his murder.