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
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How to use Gustavus Adolphus in a sentence
Such a demand would have been deemed arrogant in Wallenstein, amid the successes of Gustavus Adolphus.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
Gustavus Adolphus appeared, and by his efforts Protestantism is said to have been saved from extinction.
Gustavus Adolphus writes in a letter that the war would be long drawn out and stop from exhaustion.
The victorious career of Gustavus Adolphus soon gave him a presentiment of its approach.The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
What this great prince had merely sketched in rude outline, was filled up by Gustavus Adolphus, his still greater grandson.The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller