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Definition of 'gustavus'


  1. the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)
       Synonyms: Gustavus VI
  2. king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)
       Synonyms: Gustavus V
  3. king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
       Synonyms: Gustavus IV
  4. king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
       Synonyms: Gustavus III
  5. 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)
       Synonyms: Gustavus II Gustavus Adolphus
  6. king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
       Synonyms: Gustavus I

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