Definition of Gustavus Adolphus in English:

Gustavus Adolphus

proper noun

  • (1594–1632), king of Sweden 1611–32. His repeated victories in battle made Sweden a European power, and in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side in the Thirty Years War. His domestic reforms laid the foundation of the modern state.

Pronunciation

Gustavus Adolphus

/ɡʊˌstɑːvəs əˈdɒlfəs/