1. [ noun ] (politics) 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
Related terms: king
2. [ noun ] (politics) King of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
Synonyms: gustavus_i
Related terms: king
Similar spelling:   gustavus_v