Gustav III of Sweden

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Gustav III
Gustav III painted in 1777 by Alexander Roslin
King of Sweden
Reign12 February 1771 – 29 March 1792
Coronation29 May 1772
PredecessorAdolf Frederick
SuccessorGustav IV Adolf
Born24 January 1746
Stockholm, Sweden
Died29 March 1792(1792-03-29) (aged 46)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm
Burial13 April 1792
SpouseSophia Magdalena of Denmark
Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
Prince Carl Gustav, Duke of Småland
HouseHouse of Holstein-Gottorp
FatherAdolf Frederick of Sweden
MotherLouisa Ulrika of Prussia

Gustav III (24 January [O.S. 13 January] 1746 – 29 March 1792Note on dates) was King of Sweden from 1771 until he was shot to death in 1792.[1] He was the eldest son of King Adolph Frederick and Queen Louise Ulrika, who was a sister of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
Gustav III
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 24 January 1746 Died: 29 March 1792
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Adolf Fredrik
King of Sweden
Succeeded by
Gustav IV Adolf