- n. 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)
“Gustavus Adolphus attempted, without success, to form a regiment of Laplanders.”
“Gustavus Adolphus was killed at Lützen (1632); his finest troops, the mainstay of his strength, were annihilated at Nördlingen (1634).”
“These, like the famous Scotch Legion of Gustavus Adolphus in the Thirty Years 'War, were mercenaries, and doubtless contributed importantly to the success of the Birman arms.”
“But, of course, Steyning hadn't been an amateur soldier at all, but a veteran of a dozen battles and sieges from the North Sea to the Baltic, who had learnt his trade from the great Gustavus Adolphus himself.”
“Gustavus Adolphus would have made much of Hobart; the great Czarina, Catherine II., would have appointed him Commander-in-Chief of her fleet, and covered him with honours, even as she did her Scotch Admiral Gleig, and that other yet more famous sea-dog, king of corsairs, Paul Jones.”
“From his earliest manhood he had followed the drum, first under the veteran Dutch commanders in their long war against Catholic Spain and then under the greatest captain of the age, the veritable 'Lion of the North', King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, in his homeric struggle against the Imperial tyranny of the Holy Roman Empire on behalf of German Protestantism. '”
“Henry the Fourth without Sully, Gustavus Adolphus without Oxenstiern,”
“Elector Palatinate, and his daughter married Gustavus Adolphus of”
“If the Hapsburgs should accomplish their plans for the restoration of Catholicism the schemes of Gustavus Adolphus would be completely frustrated.”
“Lützen near Leipzig, where Gustavus Adolphus was slain, though the”
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