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Gustav III

Gustav III Biography

Royalty


ABOUT
King of Sweden from 1771 to 1792 who fought against the nobles of his country and against his neighboring states. He enacted several sweeping social reforms including the abolition of torture and the legalization of Catholicism and Judaism in Sweden.
BEFORE FAME
He ended the Age of Liberty, a period of parliamentary governance and increasing civil rights, when he seized power from the government in 1772.

FAMILY LIFE
He was a distant relation of Russian ruler Catherine the Great, which helped him to secure Russia's cooperation while attempting to conquer Norway.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Raoul Wallenberg is another well-known Swedish statesman; he didn't run a country but he did save many lives from the Holocaust.
TRIVIA
He took away freedoms enjoyed by nobles under his predecessor's reign, believing that an enlightened king could rule the country better than them.

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