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.
1630: Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania in what will prove to be a major turning point in the Thirty Years War and lead to Sweden becoming a major European power.
In the midst of a conflict in the Baltic with Poland, Vasa was commissioned by King Gustavus Adolphus II as part of his fleet renewal program and carried more guns and men than any other warship in the fleet--64 bronze cannons and a crew of over 400 men.
Mark is a graduate of the War College fellowship program at Georgetown University and holds a Bachelor Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, as well as Master's Degrees in history and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University.
Her teaching career took her to Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, Wesleyan College in Georgia and Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Gustavus Adolphus made which country a powerful European state?
32) is my mother, the former Alice Holmberg, who graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1927.
in Biology and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College (MN), his Masters of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland (Australia) and his J.