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Gustavus Adolphus Line breaks: Gus|tavus Adol|phus
Pronunciation: /ɡʊˌstɑːvəs əˈdɒlfəs/

Definition of Gustavus Adolphus in English:

( 1594–1632), king of Sweden 1611–32. His repeated victories in battle made Sweden a European power, and in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side in the Thirty Years War. His domestic reforms laid the foundation of the modern state.

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