Gustav II Adolf

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Gustav II Ad·olf

(äd′ôlf) Also known as "Gustavus Adolphus." 1594-1632.
King of Sweden (1611-1632) who increased Sweden's power through military successes during the Thirty Years' War. He was killed at the Battle of Lützen.
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In 1625, Sweden's King Gustav II Adolf ordered four new ships to be built.
That was at least eight years older than the most brilliant of his predecessors on the Swedish throne, Gustav II Adolf, Karl X and Karl XII--and if he had lived a normal span he would still have been king at the time of Waterloo.