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Henson Duval was the founder and first Emperor of the Empire, reigning from 2320 to 2402.[1]

After his sister Marlin Duval died in a speeder crash in 2296, Henson used his popularity among the colonists to assume control of Achenar's government, declaring a change of the idealistic democratic rule of the colony and associated systems from elected Senators who represented the people in Achenar, to a hereditary monarchy with imperial succession that was passed down from father to son. This was the birth of a galactic superpower, the Empire.[2] Henson Duval was formally crowned as the first Emperor of the Empire in 2320.[1]

Henson died in 2402 and was succeeded by Saik Duval.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tourist Beacon 0159, The Line of the Duvals
  2. GalNet: The Birth of an Empire
Preceded by Title Succeeded by
None Emperor Saik Duval