Gustavus III

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Noun1.Gustavus III - king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
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King Gustav III of Sweden (1746-1792), who waged and won a war against Russia, was a keen amateur actor and a figure of ambiguous sexuality.
GUSTAV III OF Sweden (1746-92) is one of the least studied of the later eighteenth-century rulers known as the Enlightened Despots.
In 1792, despite receiving a warning that he might be in danger, King Gustav III of Sweden attended a masked ball at the Opera House and was murdered by an assassin's bullet.