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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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