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- n. king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
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Gustavus IV. cast in his fortunes on the side of the foes of France, and although in 1806-1807 Napoleon sought to detach him from the
Under this instrument the government of Gustavus III., and in even a larger measure that of Gustavus IV. (1792-1809),  was pronouncedly autocratic.
It is clear that Gustavus IV. was the ruler who insisted on making the restoration of the Bourbons the chief aim of the Third Coalition.
Gustavus IV. defiantly refused Napoleon's proposals for a
Moore, who had just returned from the Baltic, having found it hopeless to co-operate with Gustavus IV. of Sweden, was sent out soon afterwards to Portugal with a corps of some 10,000 men.
Such a league had been proposed by Gustavus IV. of Sweden, early in 1804, but nothing definite was done till Pitt's ministry entered upon office.
_; promoted to the rank of Vice-admiral of the red, 211; letter of Admiral Krusenstjerna to, 212; his judicious conduct in the disputes relative to the Swedish commerce, 213; interview with Gustavus IV. the deposed King of Sweden, 216; orders his conveyance to Yarmouth, _ib.