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Gustav II Adolf
King of Sweden
Reign 30 October 1611 – 6 November 1632
Coronation 12 October 1617
Predecessor Charles IX
Successor Christina
Spouse Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg
House House of Vasa
Father Charles IX
Mother Christina of Holstein-Gottorp
Born 9 December 1594
Castle Tre Kronor, Sweden
Died 6 November 1632(1632-11-06) (aged 37)
Lützen, Electorate of Saxony
Burial 22 June 1634
Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm
Religion Lutheran

Gustav II Adolf (9 December 1594 – 6 November 1632, O.S.) was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632. He is known in English as Gustavus Adolphus.

He is often said to have made Sweden a great power. (In Swedish: Stormaktstiden). He is also said to be one of the best military leaders of all time. Gustav led Sweden to be a military power during the Thirty Years' War and spent most of his reign fighting. view more...

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