Rudolph von Goldenbaum was the founder of the Galactic Empire and its first Kaiser.
The New Empire
Rudolph von Goldenbaum died in the 42nd year of his reign as Kaiser, at the age of 83.
"Until Rudolph von Goldenbaum got his hands on power, even if he was rather self-righteous, perhaps he was no more than a reformer burning with ideals and conviction. That changed completely once he had authority. He travelled the road from simple self-affirmation to self-deification."
-Free Planets Alliance Secretary of the Treasury, Juan Lebello.