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- proper n. A male given name, a Latinized form of Gustav.
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- n. the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)
- n. king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)
- n. king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
- n. king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
- n. king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
- 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)
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On April 10, he married Peggy Shippen, and about the same time, under the code name Gustavus, he made contact with British agents in New York.
Like the mystic bark in the Mort d'Arthur, the ship which carried the remains of Gustavus from the German shore bore away heroism as well as the hero.
No name in history lies deeper in Swedish hearts than the name Gustavus
These terms Gustavus rejected with disdain, declaring that he had striven for the good of all to scatter Norby with his "nest of robbers," and would consent to a meeting with Fredrik only on condition that in the interval Norby should receive no aid of any shape or kind.
"Mr. Ferdinand," said the Prophet, "kindly call Gustavus to your aid and take away the telescope."
“The first king of Sweden, who called himself Gustavus, which is only an anagram of Augustus.”
"The first king of Sweden, who called himself Gustavus, which is only an anagram of Augustus."
And by the end of 1637 or early in 1638 two ships were seen entering and ascending the Delaware, freighted with the elements and nucleus of the new state, such as Gustavus had projected.
"Gustavus," said Mr. Ferdinand, a moment later in the servants 'hall,
"Gustavus," said Mr. Ferdinand in the servants 'hall to the flushed footman who lay upon a what-not, sipping a glass of ale and reading a new and unabridged farthing edition of Carlyle's _French Revolution_,