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Gustav III
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Gustav III painted in 1777 by Alexander Roslin
King of Sweden
Reign 12 February 1771 – 29 March 1792
Coronation 29 May 1772
Predecessor Adolf Frederick
Successor Gustav IV Adolf
Born 24 January 1746
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 29 March 1792(1792-03-29) (aged 46)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm
Burial 13 April 1792
Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm
Spouse Sophia Magdalena of Denmark
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Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
Prince Carl Gustav, Duke of Småland
House House of Holstein-Gottorp
Father Adolf Frederick of Sweden
Mother Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
Religion Lutheran

Gustav III (24 January [O.S. 13 January] 1746 – 29 March 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until he was shot to death death in 1792. 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
House of Holstein-Gottorp
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 24 January 1746 Died: 29 March 1792
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Adolf Fredrik
King of Sweden
1771–1792
Succeeded by
Gustav IV Adolf



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