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Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

1594 - 1632

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Gustavus Adolphus (9 December [N.S 19 December] 1594 – 6 November [N.S 16 November] 1632), also known in English as Gustav II Adolf or Gustav II Adolph, was King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632, and is credited for the rise of Sweden as a great European power (Swedish: Stormaktstiden). During his reign, Sweden became one of the primary military forces in Europe during the Thirty Years' War, helping to determine the political and 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 use of an early form of combined arms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden has received more than 1,875,454 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is the 155th most popular politician (down from 129th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Politician.

Gustavus Adolphus was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632. He is most famous for being a military genius and a tactical innovator. He is also credited with creating the first modern army.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 155 out of 15,577Before him are Oliver Cromwell, Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, Lech Wałęsa, Maximilien Robespierre, and Paul von Hindenburg. After him are Alfred the Great, Louis IX of France, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Darius III, and Mehmed I.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1594, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 1After him are Nicolas Poussin, Willem Claesz. Heda, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, César, Duke of Vendôme, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Clara Peeters, Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Frederick V, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, 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, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Jost Bürgi, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Infante Carlos of Spain.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 6 out of 1,612Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Carl Linnaeus (1707), Tycho Brahe (1546), Anders Celsius (1701), and Ingmar Bergman (1918). After him are Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In Sweden

Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 1After 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), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550).