Gustavus II


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Gustavus II

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(Biography) See Gustavus Adolphus
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Noun1.Gustavus II - king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European powerGustavus II - 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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Her father was Gustavus II Adolphus, the colossus who bestrode the North, and he had her reared like a boy.
But in 1630 Gustavus II Adolph (1594-1632), a Lutheran who had been king of Sweden since 1611, landed with an army in Germany and turned the tide of the war.
Others to play a part ranged from the Winter King of Bohemia to the emperors Ferdinand II and Ferdinand III, Bethlen Gabor of Transylvania, Christian IV of Denmark, Gustavus II Adolphus and Queen Christina of Sweden, the Great Elector of Brandenburg, Philip IV of Spain and his brother the Cardinal-Infante, Louis XIII of France, Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin and several popes.