Gustav III, king of Sweden

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Gustav III of Holstein-Gottorp - Sweden (Holstein-Gottorp, Oldenburg), king of Sweden

Swedish: Gustav III Av Sverige - Holstein-Gottorp (Holstein-Gottorp), kung av Sverige, Norwegian: Gustav III Av Sverige - Holstein-Gottorp, Kung av Sverige
Birthplace: Kungshuset, Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Death: Died in Stockholm, Sverige
Cause of death: Assassinated
Place of Burial: Stockholm, Sverige
Immediate Family:

Son of Adolf Friedrich von Holstein-Gottorp, Kung av Sverige and Louisa Ulrika Queen Consort of Sweden
Husband of Queen Consort Sophia Magdalena of Sweden
Partner of Charlotte De Geer af Leufsta "att smaka i edra armar"
Father of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and Karl Gustaf von Holstein-Gottorp, Prins
Brother of Stillborn Son von Holstein-Gottorp, Prins; Karl XIII, Kung av Sverige och Norge; Fredrik Adolf von Holstein-Gottorp, Hertig av Østergøtland and Sofia Albertina Prinsessa av Sverige

Occupation: konung av Sverige (12 February 1771 - 29 March 1792), kronprins av Sverige (25 March 1751 - 12 February 1771), prins av Sverige, Rey de Suecia 1771-1792, Svensk kung 1771-1792, Kung i Sverige 1771-92, Kung 1771-, King of Sweden
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Gustav III, king of Sweden


Predecessor: Adolf Frederick Successor: Gustav IV Adolf

A very brilliant man who history records as being "Undisputably one of the greatest sovereigns of the 18th century." Besides his many political accomplishments, he was a most distinguished author and was said to have created the Swedish theater, with some of the best acting dramas written by him. His historical essays and letters to his friends comprise some of Sweden's most prized literature. Died as a result of an assassins plot - shot in the back while attending a masquerade ball at the Stockholm operahouse.

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Gustav III, king of Sweden's Timeline

January 24, 1746
Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
February 12, 1771
- March 29, 1792
Age 25
November 1, 1778
Age 32
Stockholm, Sverige
August 25, 1782
Age 36
Stockholm, Sverige
March 29, 1792
Age 46
Stockholm, Sverige
May 14, 1792
Age 46
Stockholm, Sverige