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Gustavus

[guh-stey-vuh s, -stah-] /gʌˈsteɪ vəs, -ˈstɑ-/
noun
1.
a male given name, Latinized form of Gustave.

Gustavus I

noun
1.
(Gustavus Vasa) 1496–1560, king of Sweden 1523–60.

Gustavus II

noun
1.
(Gustavus Adolphus"Lion of the North") 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32: national military hero (grandson of Gustavus I).

Gustavus III

noun
1.
1746–92, king of Sweden 1771–92: economic and legal reformer.

Gustavus IV

noun
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(Gustavus Adolphus) 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).

Gustavus V

noun
1.
1858–1950, king of Sweden 1907–50: advocate of Swedish neutrality during World Wars I and II.
Also, Gustaf V, Gustav V
[guhs-tahv] /ˈgʌs tɑv/ (Show IPA)
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Gustavus VI

noun
1.
(Gustaf Adolf) 1882–1973, king of Sweden 1950–73 (son of Gustavus V).
Also, Gustav VI.
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British Dictionary definitions for Gustavus

Gustavus I

/ɡʊˈstɑːvəs/
noun
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called Gustavus Vasa. ?1496–1560, king of Sweden (1523–60). He was elected king after driving the Danes from Sweden (1520–23)

Gustavus II

noun

Gustavus VI

noun
1.
title of Gustaf Adolf. 1882–1973, king of Sweden (1950–73)
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Word Origin and History for Gustavus

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

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