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Gustav II Adolf (19 December [A.S. 9 December] 1594 – 16 November [A.S. 6 November] 1594, O.S.); widely kent in Inglis bi his Laitinised name Gustavus Adolphus or as Gustav II Adolph,[1] or as Gustavus Adolphus the Great (Swadish: Gustav Adolf den store, Laitin: Gustavus Adolphus Magnus, a formal posthumous distinction passed bi the Riksdag o the Estates in 1634); wis the Keeng o Swaden frae 1611 tae 1632 an is creditit as the foonder o Swaden as a Great Pouer (Swadish: Stormaktstiden).

Gustav II Adolf
Attributed to Jacob Hoefnagel - Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden 1611-1632 - Google Art Project.jpg
Gustavus Adolphus, attributit tae Jacob Hoefnagel
Keeng o Swaden
Ring 30 October 1611 – 16 November 1632
Coronation 12 October 1617
Predecessor Charles IX
Successor Christina
Born 19 December 1594
Castle Tre Kronor, Swaden
Dee'd 16 November 1632(1632-11-16) (aged 37)
Lützen, Electorate o Saxony
Buirial 22 Juin 1634
Riddarholmen Kirk, Stockholm
Spouse Maria Eleonora o Brandenburg
Issue Christina
Hoose Hoose o Vasa
Faither Charles IX
Mither Christina o Holstein-Gottorp
Releegion Lutheran

ReferencesEedit

  1. David Williamson in Debrett's Kings and Queens of Europe ISBN 0-86350-194-X pp. 124, 128, 194, 207