Gustavus Adolphus


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Gustavus Adolphus

(əˈdɒlfəs) or

Gustavus II

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(Biography) 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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Noun1.Gustavus Adolphus - king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European powerGustavus Adolphus - king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)
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Gustavus Adolphus (they call him "Gusty" down-stairs for short) is a very good sort of dog when he is in the middle of a large field or on a fairly extensive common, but I won't have him indoors.
and sat down on the floor, the eggs took up different positions about the carpet, where they spread themselves out, and Gustavus Adolphus left the room.
Gustavus Adolphus and his Swedes passed through more than once, as is duly recorded in archives still preserved, for we are on what was then the high-road between Sweden and Brandenburg the unfortunate.
He had accordingly stationed his brigade in such a manner that, viewed from above and from a distance, one would have pronounced it the Roman triangle of the battle of Ecnomus, the boar's head of Alexander or the famous wedge of Gustavus Adolphus.
He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Gustavus Adolphus College, St.
Baker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Reinitz earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
Fifty-four-year-old Maki received his Masters of Health Administration (MHA) at the University of Minnesota, and holds a Business Administration and Sociology (BA) from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minn.
Johnson earned his bachelors degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, emerges as the discerning collector of the Augsburg silver-gilt equestrian statue of the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus, bearing the mark of Daniel Lang and dating from 1634-35.
Gustavus Adolphus College is getting ready to start a $70 million, 177,300-square-foot project that will renovate and roughly double the size of the colleges Nobel Hall of Science in St.