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.
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.
The book cuts across traditional national and disciplinary boundaries, including chapters on the French Kings, Louis XIV and XV, and on King Gustav III of Sweden.