Etymology
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Gustavus

masc. proper name, Latinized form of Swedish Gustaf; first element of unknown origin, second element literally "staff." Related: Gustavian.

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Definitions of Gustavus

Gustavus (n.)
the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973);
Synonyms: Gustavus VI
Gustavus (n.)
king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950);
Synonyms: Gustavus V
Gustavus (n.)
king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837);
Synonyms: Gustavus IV
Gustavus (n.)
king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792);
Synonyms: Gustavus III
Gustavus (n.)
king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632);
Synonyms: Gustavus II / Gustavus Adolphus
Gustavus (n.)
king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560);
Synonyms: Gustavus I
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