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Gustavus II

noun
1.
(Gustavus Adolphus"Lion of the North") 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32: national military hero (grandson of Gustavus I).

Gustavus IV

noun
1.
(Gustavus Adolphus) 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).
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  • gustavus adolphus, King of Sweden, was a man of a higher stamp.

    The Thirty Years' War Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • There had been two human obstacles to the advance of gustavus adolphus.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • gustavus adolphus was born, Dec. 9, 1594, at the castle of Stockholm.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • No Swedish king has done so much for education as gustavus adolphus.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • gustavus adolphus referred to this struggle as the hottest bath that he was ever in.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • gustavus adolphus found this circumstance favorable and decided on an attack.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • It dates back from the time of gustavus adolphus, who founded it in 1619.

  • The sword of gustavus adolphus too has not yet rusted in its scabbard.

  • Wallenstein, scene of his overthrow by gustavus adolphus, iii.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Attorney of record for the defendant, gustavus adolphus Brannhard.

    Little Fuzzy

    Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for gustavus adolphus

Gustavus Adolphus

/əˈdɒlfəs/
noun
1.
1594–1632, king of Sweden (1611–32). A brilliant general, he waged successful wars with Denmark, Russia, and Poland and in the Thirty Years' War led a Protestant army against the Catholic League and the Holy Roman Empire (1630–32). He defeated Tilly at Leipzig (1631) and Lech (1632) but was killed at the battle of Lützen

Gustavus II

noun
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