gustavus








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  1. a male given name, Latinized form of Gustave.

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  1. Gustavus Vasa, 1496–1560, king of Sweden 1523–60.

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  1. Gustavus AdolphusLion of the North, 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32: national military hero (grandson of Gustavus I).

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  1. 1746–92, king of Sweden 1771–92: economic and legal reformer.

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  1. Gustavus Adolphus, 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).

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  1. 1858–1950, king of Sweden 1907–50: advocate of Swedish neutrality during World Wars I and II.

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  1. Gustaf Adolf, 1882–1973, king of Sweden 1950–73 (son of Gustavus V).

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  1. called Gustavus Vasa. ?1496–1560, king of Sweden (1523–60). He was elected king after driving the Danes from Sweden (1520–23)

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  1. See Gustavus Adolphus

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  1. title of Gustaf Adolf. 1882–1973, king of Sweden (1950–73)

masc. proper name, Latinized form of Swedish Gustaf; first element of unknown origin, second element literally “staff.”

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