The title of Emperor (feminine Empress) was held by certain officials and heads of state in certain governments. It was usually inherited, but this was not always the case. Sometimes successful warlords and conquerors would create Empires by declaring themselves emperor. It is uncertain how, or even whether, an Emperor's position and authority differed from that of a King. Usually, the title of Emperor insinuates that they rule over a far greater region or variety of cultures compared to a kingdom.
The next recorded personage to have held imperial authority was Empress Teta, who united the Koros system. After her death, the system was renamed for her in honor of her memory. The title was also used in certain other quarters, such as Atrisia and Eiattu 6.
By far the best known emperor was the leader of the Galactic Empire. The first, second and third holders of this position, Emperor Cosimo Palpatine I and his sons Cosimo II and Dantius Palpatine, were usually just referred to as "The Emperor".
Famous emperors include, but are not limited to:
- The Sith Emperor of the Sith Empire after the Great Hyperspace War
- Cosimo Palpatine I, Emperor of the Galactic Empire c.30 BBY-10 BBY
- Cosimo Palpatine II, Emperor of the Galactic Empire c.30 BBY-10 BBY
- Dantius Palpatine, Emperor of the Galactic Empire c. 10 ABY-11 ABY — c. 23 ABY-
- Teta, Empress of the Koros system c.5,000 BBY