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Gustavas Adolphus
b. December 9, 1594 – d. November 6, 1632
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Gustavus Il Adolphus
Gustavus Il Adolphus (1594–1632), King of *Sweden. He was the son of Charles IX, received a careful Protestant upbringing, and succeeded his father in 1611, making Axel Oxenstjerna his chancellor. In 1613 he brought the war with Denmark to an end, and in 1617 successfully concluded that with Russia by
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Gustavus Adolphus
Gustavus Adolphus, the hero of the Thirty Years’ War, b. in Stockholm, Dec. 9, 1594, upon the death of his father, Charles IX., Oct. 30, 1611, ascended the throne of Sweden. He inherited a war with the Danes, the Russians, and the Poles. After two years he concluded a peace with Denmark, and in 1517
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Gustavus Adolphus
Gustavus Adolphus(1594–1632). For 12 years in the first half of the 17th century, Germany had been devastated by the Thirty Years’ War. Towns had been destroyed, the people massacred, and the country plundered. Everywhere the Roman Catholic and imperialist party was triumphant, and it seemed as though
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Gustavus Adolphus
Gustavus AdolphusKing of Sweden from 1611 until his death, Gustavus Adolphus (1594–1632) was the famous military commander who led Sweden into the Thirty Years’ War and gained the reputation as the savior of the Protestant cause. He was son of Duke Karl (later King Karl IX) of Sweden and Princess Kristina
Who’s Who in Christian History
Adolphus, Gustavus Vasa II
ADOLPHUS, GUSTAVUS VASA II (1594–1632)King of Sweden, 1611–1632Born in Stockholm, the son of King Charles IX, Gustavus was educated as a Lutheran. When he became king at the age of seventeen, he first had to establish his right to the Swedish throne against a rival contender, his cousin Sigismund of
Gustavus II, Adolphus
Gustavus II, Adolphus (1594–1632)Swedish king whose intervention in the Thirty Years’ War helped to save the German Protestant causeThe son of Charles IX and Christina (daughter of German duke Adolphus), Gustavus was brought up as a Lutheran Protestant. Multilingual and well-schooled in politics and