Gustaf Eriksson av Sverige, Vasa, Prins

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Gustaf Eriksson av Sverige, Vasa, Prins

Birthplace: Nyköping slott, Nyköping, Sverige
Death: Died in Kashin/Кашин, Tver, oblast, Russia/Россия
Place of Burial: Kashin/Кашин, Russia/Россия
Immediate Family:

Son of Erik XIV, King of Sweden and Karin Månsdotter
Husband of Brita Persdotter Karth, fictional
Fiancé of Xenia Borisovna Борисовна Godunova
Father of Eric Gustafsson Vasa av Sverige, Prins; Carl Gustav Gustafsson Vasa; Catherine Sigrid Vasa and Falsk Vasa-linje
Brother of Sigrid Eriksdotter Av Sverige, Vasa, Prinsessa; Henrik, Prince of Sweden and Arnold, Prince of Sweden
Half brother of namnlöst barn; Margareta Eriksdotter av Sverige, Vasa, Prinsessa; Virginia Eriksdotter av Sverige, Vasa, Prinsessa; Constantia Eriksdotter Vasa and Lukretia Eriksdotter

Occupation: Prins
Managed by: Sveneric Rosell
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About Gustaf Eriksson av Sverige, Vasa, Prins

Prince Gustav of Sweden, or Gustav Eriksson Vasa who was born January 28, 1568 and died in February 1607, was a Swedish prince and the son of king Eric XIV of Sweden and Karin Månsdotter.

Gustav was sent outside of Sweden in 1575, to protect him from King John who feared that the supporters of Eric would try to benefit his son with the crown. Gustav came to Poland where he lived in poverty and despair. At some time during his stay he became a Catholic. He married Brita Persson Karth. They had 4 children, Eric, Lars, Carl and Catharina.

Ivan IV of Russia attempted to persuade Gustav to help him in his political ambitions around the Baltic, but the attempts (which included both promises and several years imprisonment) failed. Gustav Eriksson Vasa died around February 22, 1607 in the small city of Kashin, Russia.

Prince Gustav is the main character of the famous polish novel "Broken star" by Jadwiga Żylińska.

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Gustaf Eriksson av Sverige, Vasa, Prins's Timeline

January 28, 1568
Nyköping, Sverige
Age 19
Age 21
Age 23
February 22, 1607
Age 39
Kashin/Кашин, Tver, oblast, Russia/Россия
Kashin/Кашин, Russia/Россия