Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

1594 - 1632

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

Gustavus Adolphus (9/19 December 1594 – 6/16 November 1632, O.S./N.S.), also known in English as Gustav II Adolf or Gustav II Adolph, was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632, and is credited for the rise of Sweden as a great European power (Swedish: Stormaktstiden). Under his sagacious leadership, Sweden emerged as one of the premier military forces on the continent during the Thirty Years' War, helping to determine the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe. He was formally and posthumously given the name Gustavus Adolphus the Great (Swedish: Gustav Adolf den store, Latin: Gustavus Adolphus Magnus) by the Riksdag of the Estates in 1634.He is often regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in modern history, with innovative use of combined arms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden has received more than 1,465,064 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 130th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 129 out of 14,801Before him are Kösem Sultan, Uthman, Abdul Hamid II, Akbar, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. After him are Bayezid II, Mark Antony, Deng Xiaoping, Simón Bolívar, Mustafa I, and Pompey.

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Among people born in 1594, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 1After him are Nicolas Poussin, Willem Claesz. Heda, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, and Ngawang Namgyal. Among people deceased in 1632, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 1After him are Sigismund III Vasa, Frederick V of the Palatinate, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Giambattista Basile, Tokugawa Hidetada, Jost Bürgi, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, and Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 5 out of 935Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), Astrid Lindgren (1907), and Ingmar Bergman (1918). After him are Tycho Brahe (1546), Anders Celsius (1701), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), and August Strindberg (1849).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 1After him are Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Olof Palme (1927), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), and John III of Sweden (1537).

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