Gustaf VI Adolf
|Gustaf VI Adolf|
|King of Sweden|
|Reign||29 October 1950 – 15 September 1973|
|Successor||Carl XVI Gustaf|
|Born||11 November 1882|
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
|Died||15 September 1973 (aged 90)|
Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden
|Burial||25 September 1973|
|Father||Gustaf V of Sweden|
|Mother||Victoria of Baden|
|Religion||Church of Sweden|
Gustaf VI was the eldest son of Gustaf V and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Before becoming king he had been Crown Prince of Sweden. During this long period of time he became a scholar and an archaeologist. He was also a well regarded expert on Chinese art. At his death he left his large collection of Chinese art to the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Museet) in Stockholm, Sweden. In World War II Gustaf, as Crown Prince, spoke out publicly against sending Jews to Auschwitz. This was after the public learned of the extermination camps in Germany. He was the last king to rule under a Constitutional Monarchy with any power. Gustaf VI died in 1973. His grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, succeeded him as king.[a]
- Gustaf Adolf. He died in 1947 in an airplane accident.
- Carl Johan.
- Ingrid, married King Frederik IV of Denmark.
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- Anna Mosesson, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Stockholm (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2012), p. 78
- Martin Gilbert, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust (New York: Henry Holt, 2003), p. 388
- Abdul Karim Bangura, Sweden Vs Apartheid: Putting Morality Ahead of Profit (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004), p. 7
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- Barry Jones, Dictionary of World Biography (Acton, A.C.T: ANU E Press, 2013), p. 359