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||Gustav II Adolf Vasa was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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|King of Sweden
1611 - 1632
He was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and is credited as the founder of Sweden as a Great Power (Swedish: Stormaktstiden). He led Sweden to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War, helping to determine the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe.
In 1613, Gustav proposed to Ebba Brahe whom he had loved since he was a teenager but his mother strongly opposed the marriage.
Gustav had at least one mistress, Margareta Slots. They had one son:
November 25, 1620, Gustav II Adolf marries Maria Eleonora, the daughter of the electoral prince Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg and Anna of Preussen. The marriage was not a happy one and the couple only had one daughter:
The Riddarholm Church (swe. Riddarholmskyrkan) is the final resting place of the Swedish kings and Stockholm's only preserved medieval monastery church. With the one exception of Queen Christina, all succeeding rulers of Sweden from Gustav II Adolf (d. 1632) to Gustaf V (d. 1950) are buried in the Riddarholmen Church. The Riddarholm church is located at Riddarholmen, near Gamla Stan (Old Town).
|Riddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden|
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Honour to the Great, the refuge of his people.
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