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Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

1882 - 1973

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Gustaf VI Adolf (Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf; 11 November 1882 – 15 September 1973) was King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death in 1973. He was the eldest son of Gustaf V and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Before Gustaf Adolf ascended the throne, he had been crown prince for nearly 43 years during his father's reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden has received more than 1,252,360 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden is the 450th most popular politician (down from 362nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 20th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Swedish Politician.

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden is most famous for his leadership during World War II. He was the King of Sweden from 1950 until 1973. He was born in 1882 and died in 1973.

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Among politicians, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ranks 450 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Gaozu of Han, George I of Great Britain, Vitellius, Miklós Horthy, Pertinax, and Guy of Lusignan. After him are Hongwu Emperor, Otho, Merneptah, Babur, Alfred Rosenberg, and Ögedei Khan.

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Among people born in 1882, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ranks 7Before him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Igor Stravinsky, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, and Georges Braque. After him are Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, Max Born, and Ion Antonescu. Among people deceased in 1973, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ranks 9Before him are Bruce Lee, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Allende, David Ben-Gurion, Erich von Manstein, and Lyndon B. Johnson. After him are Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, Ivan Konev, Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, and Walter Ulbricht.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ranks 22 out of 1,612Before him are Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), and Bridget of Sweden (1303). After him are Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), and Emanuel Swedenborg (1688).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ranks 8Before him are Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Sigismund III Vasa (1566). After him are Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), and Charles XIII of Sweden (1748).