from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gustavus I 1496-1560. King of Sweden (1523-1560) who established Lutheranism as the state religion, proposed the hereditary succession of the throne, and established a standing army and navy.
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- n. king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
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After the schism, Gustavus I Vasa took the matter up again and is said to have sent Brigittine monks from Vadstena to these northern missions.