King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

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Gustav IV Adolf av Sverige (Holstein-Gottorp, Wasa), Kung av Sverige

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Birthplace: Stockholm, Sverige
Death: Died in St. Gallien, Suisse
Place of Burial: Stockholm, Sverige
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Son of Gustav III, king of Sweden and Queen Consort Sophia Magdalena of Sweden
Husband of Queen Consort Frederica of Sweden
Father of Gustav, kronprins av Sverige; Sofia Wilhelmina Marie Louise Charlotte av Sverige, Großherzogin zu Baden; Carl Gustav av Sverige, Storfurst av Finland; Amalia Maria Charlotta av Sverige, Prinsessa; Cäcilie Vasa av Sverige, Prinsessa, Großherzogin zu Oldenburg and 1 other
Brother of Karl Gustaf von Holstein-Gottorp, Prins

Occupation: konung av Sverige (29 March, 1792 - 29 March, 1809), kronprins av Sverige (1 November, 1778 - 29 March, 1792), prins av Sverige, Rey de Suecia 1792-1809, Svensk kung 1792-1809, Kung i Sverige 1792-1809
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About King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

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Predecessor: Gustav III Successor: Charles XIII

Succeeded his father as king at the age of 13. Married at 18. Violent and obstinate in his reign and alienated his country's most faithful supporters. By 1809 it was obvious that he was insane, and after being dethroned, he and his whole family were transported to Germany. A few months later his marriage ended in divorce, and he settled in Switzerland. After his death, his body was returned to Sweden.

One report shows him serving under Napoleon and being a lieutenant in the Prussian army.

About King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (svenska)

Under hans omyndiga tid 1792-1796, fördes regeringen av hertig Karl Xlll med Reutersholm som allmägtig rådgivere.

  • Vidtog vissa reformer och anslöt sig till den tredje koalitionen mot Napoleon, utan att uträtta något..
  • Sverige angreps av Frankrike, Ryssland och Danmark 1808. Dette ledde till fölust av Finland.
  • En sammansvärjining ledde till att kungen arresterades och riksdagen förklarade honom och hans arvingar förlustiga kronan.
  • Levede senare inkognito i Europa, bl. a. som "ôverste Gustafsson".
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King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden's Timeline

1778
November 1, 1778
Stockholm, Sverige
1799
November 9, 1799
Age 21
Stockholm, Sverige
1801
May 21, 1801
Age 22
Stockholm, Sverige
1802
December 2, 1802
Age 24
Stockholm, Sverige
1805
February 22, 1805
Age 26
Stockholm, Sverige
1806
1806
Age 27
1807
June 22, 1807
Age 28
Stockholm, Sverige
1837
February 7, 1837
Age 58
St. Gallien, Suisse
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