Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

King of Sweden
Born Nov 1, 1778
Hometown Sweden
Died Feb 7, 1837
Death Place St. Gallen

Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden also Gustav Adolph was King of Sweden from 1792 until his abdication in 1809. He was the son of Gustav III of Sweden and his queen consort Sophia Magdalena, eldest daughter of Frederick V of Denmark and his first wife Louise of Great Britain. He was the last Swedish ruler of Finland. Gustavia in Swedish Pomerania was named after him, but was lost in the Napoleonic Wars.… Read More

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1778 Birth Born on November 1, 1778.


1792 13 Years Old Upon Gustav III's assassination in March 1792, Gustav Adolf succeeded to the throne at the age of 14, under the regency of his uncle, Charles, duke of Södermanland, who was later to become King Charles XIII of Sweden when his nephew was forced to abdicate and flee the country in 1809.
1796 17 Years Old In August 1796 his uncle the regent arranged for the young king to visit Saint Petersburg to betroth him to Catherine the Great's granddaughter, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna. … Read More
1797 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Gustav Adolf's prompt dismissal of the generally detested Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm, the duke-regent's leading advisor, added still further to his popularity. On 31 October 1797 Gustav married Friederike Dorothea, granddaughter of Karl Friedrich, Margrave of Baden, a marriage which seemed to threaten war with Russia but for the fanatical hatred of the French republic shared by the Emperor Paul of Russia and Gustav IV Adolf, which served as a bond of union between them. … Read More


1805 26 Years Old His reign was ill-fated and was to end abruptly. In 1805, he joined the Third Coalition against Napoleon. … Read More
1807 28 Years Old When his ally, Russia, made peace and concluded an alliance with France at Tilsit in 1807, Sweden and Portugal were left as Great Britain's European allies. … Read More


1812 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1812, he divorced his wife. … Read More


1837 58 Years Old Died on February 7, 1837.
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