Gustav III of Sweden

King of Sweden from 1771 to 1792

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.

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

References change

  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