from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Gustavus II Known as "Gustavus Adolphus.” 1594-1632. King of Sweden (1611-1632) who was drawn into the Thirty Years' War by his desire to assure Swedish control of the Baltic States and was killed at the Battle of Lützen.

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  • 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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