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Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

1594 - 1632

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Gustavus Adolphus (19 December [O.S. 9 December] 1594 – 16 November [O.S. 6 November] 1632), 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). 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 1,723,835 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is the 129th most popular politician, the 4th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish 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 129 out of 15,710Before him are Louis XIII of France, Kösem Sultan, Vespasian, Cardinal Richelieu, Hatshepsut, and Alfred the Great. After him are Hermann Göring, Amenhotep III, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Mehmed III, Skanderbeg, and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, César, Duke of Vendôme, Clara Peeters, Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Ngawang Namgyal, and John Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. 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, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 4 out of 1,296Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), and Tycho Brahe (1546). After him are Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).

Among POLITICIANS In Sweden

Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ranks 1After him are Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550).