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Noun: Gustavus  gu'stey-vus
  1. King of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)
    - Gustavus V
  2. The last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)
    - Gustavus VI
  3. King of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
    - Gustavus IV
  4. King of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)
    - Gustavus II, Gustavus Adolphus
  5. King of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
    - Gustavus III
  6. King of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
    - Gustavus I

Type of: king, male monarch, Rex

Encyclopedia: Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden