Gustavus Adolphus


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Gustavus Adolphus

(əˈdɒlfəs) or

Gustavus II

n
(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 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. The base of this triangle rested on the back of the Place in such a manner as to bar the entrance of the Rue du Parvis; one of its sides faced Hôtel-Dieu, the other the Rue Saint-Pierre-aux-Boeufs.
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He received his undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and his M.A.
Education: Physics, B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
in financial economics from Gustavus Adolphus College.
A senior goalie at Gustavus Adolphus, Amanda DiNella (Willowbrook) earned her third all-conference honor with a first-team nod in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
He has a bachelor's degree in economics and environmental studies 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.