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Gustaf VI AdolfKing of Sweden
Gustaf VI Adolf
King of Sweden
  Swedish Royalty
  House of Bernadotte

Charles XIV John
Children
   Oscar I
Oscar I
Children
   Prince Charles
   Prince Gustaf
   Prince Oscar
   Princess Eugenie
   Prince August
Charles XV
Children
   Princess Lovisa
   Prince Carl Oscar
Oscar II
Children
   Prince Gustav
   Prince Oscar
   Prince Eugén
   Prince Carl
Grandchildren
   Princess Margaretha
   Princess Märtha
   Princess Astrid
   Prince Carl
Gustav V
Children
   Prince Gustav
   Prince Wilhelm
   Prince Erik
Grandchildren
   Prince Lennart
Gustav VI Adolf
Children
   Prince Gustaf Adolf
   Prince Sigvard
   Princess Ingrid
   Prince Bertil
   Prince Carl Johan
Grandchildren
   Princess Margaretha
   Princess Birgitta
   Princess Désirée
   Princess Christina
   Prince Carl
Carl XVI Gustaf
   Crown Princess Victoria
   Prince Carl Philip
   Princess Madeleine

Gustaf VI Adolf (Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf) (November 11, 1882September 15, 1973) was King of Sweden from 1950 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Gustaf V. At birth he was created Duke of Skåne. On October 29, 1950, he succeeded his father on the throne. ImageMetadata File history File links GustafVISwedenLate. ... ImageMetadata File history File links GustafVISwedenLate. ... The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... Image File history File links The House of Bernadotte heraldic shield. ... Charles XIV John (Karl XIV Johan), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844) was King of Sweden and Norway (where he was known as Charles III John (Karl III Johan)) from 1818 until his death. ... Oscar I, born Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte (July 4, 1799–July 8, 1859), was King of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to his death. ... Oscar I, born Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte (July 4, 1799–July 8, 1859), was King of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to his death. ... King Karl XV of Sweden, Carl IV of Norway, Carl Ludvig Eugén (May 3, 1826 - August 19, 1872), was the eldest son of King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway, and Josephine of Leuchtenberg. ... Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik) (January 21, 1829 – December 8, 1907) was King of Sweden and Norway from 1872 until his death. ... King Karl XV of Sweden, Carl IV of Norway, Carl Ludvig Eugén (May 3, 1826 - August 19, 1872), was the eldest son of King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway, and Josephine of Leuchtenberg. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik) (January 21, 1829 – December 8, 1907) was King of Sweden and Norway from 1872 until his death. ... King Gustav V of Sweden, Oscar Gustaf Adolf (June 16, 1858 - October 29, 1950), was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway and Sophia of Nassau. ... Prince Oscar of Sweden and Norway, Oscar Carl August (November 15, 1859 - October 4, 1953), Duke of Gotlandia, was the second son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. ... Prince Eugén Napoleon Nicolaus of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Närke (August 1, 1865 - August 17, 1947) was the youngest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. ... Prince Carl of Sweden and Norway, Oscar Carl Vilhelm, Duke of Westrogothia (February 27, 1861 - October 24, 1951), was the third son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. ... For the present-day Princess Margaretha, please refer to Princess Margaretha, Mrs. ... Märtha and Olav on the cover of Time on the occasion of their wedding Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway, Princess of Sweden (1901–1954), full name, Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra, married her cousin Crown Prince Olav of Norway (later King Olav V) on March 21, 1929... Astrid of Sweden, Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra (November 17, 1905 - August 29, 1935) was the Queen consort of King Leopold III of the Belgians. ... Prince Carl of Sweden, Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian (January 1, 1911 - 2003), Duke of Ostrogothia, was the youngest child of Prince Carl of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Westrogothia. ... King Gustav V of Sweden, Oscar Gustaf Adolf (June 16, 1858 - October 29, 1950), was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway and Sophia of Nassau. ... Prince Wilhelm of Sweden and Norway, Carl Wilhelm Ludwig (June 17, 1884 - June 5, 1965), Duke of Sudermannia, was the second son of King Gustav V of Sweden and his Queen consort Victoria of Baden. ... Gustaf Lennart Nicolaus Paul Bernadotte (May 8, 1909 - December 21, 2004) was Prince of Sweden, Duke of Smalandia from 1909 to 1932. ... Gustaf Adolf, Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund (April 22, 1906–January 26, 1947), Prince of Sweden, Duke of Westrobothnia, was the eldest son of Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Prince Sigvard of Sweden (June 7, 1907 - February 4, 2002), Duke of Uplandia, was the second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid of Sweden (Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, née Bernadotte) (March 28, 1910 - November 7, 2000) was the queen consort of King Frederick IX of Denmark. ... Prince Bertil of Sweden, Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén (February 28, 1912 – January 5, 1997), Duke of Halland, was the third son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg formerly Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalecarlia (born October 31, 1916), is the son of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Princess Margaretha, Mrs Ambler (Margaretha Désirée Victoria) (born 31 October 1934), was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern (Birgitta Ingeborg Alice) (born January 19 1937), was born on Haga Palace in Sweden. ... Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla) (born 2 June 1938), was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm. ... tstest Princess Christina, Mrs. ... Jump to: navigation, search Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus) (born April 30, 1946), styled HM The King, is the King of Sweden. ... His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus), styled HM The King (born April 30, 1946), King of Sweden, is the son of Prince Gustaf Adolf (1906-1947) and Sibylla of Saxe_Coburg_Gotha (1908-1972), and the grandson of King Gustav VI Adolf. ... Jump to: navigation, search Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée) (born July 14, 1977), Duchess of Västergötland, is the heir apparent to the Swedish throne. ... Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil) (born May 13, 1979), Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine (born June 10, 1982), Duchess of Helsingia and Gestricia, is the youngest child and second daughter of Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia of Sweden. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The term duke is a title of nobility which refers to the sovereign male ruler of a Continental European duchy, to a nobleman of the highest grade of the British peerage, or to the highest rank of nobility in various other European countries, including Portugal, Spain...   SkÃ¥ne? (also known as Scania) is the southernmost historical province (landskap) of Sweden. ... 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He married, firstly, Princess Margaret of Connaught on June 15, 1905. Princess Margaret was the daughter of HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Britain. Princess Margaret of Connaught, Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah Wettin (January 15, 1882 - May 1, 1920), Crown Princess of Sweden, was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and his wife, the Princess Luise Marguerite of Prussia, and a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Reign

In 1950, Prince Gustaf Adolf became king at age 67 upon the death of his father, King Gustav V. King Gustav V of Sweden, Oscar Gustaf Adolf (June 16, 1858 - October 29, 1950), was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway and Sophia of Nassau. ...


During Gustaf's reign, work was underway on a new constitution — eventually taking effect in 1975 after Gustav's death — to replace the 1809 constitution and produce reforms consistent with the times. Among the reforms sought by some Swedes was the replacement of the monarchy or at least some moderation of the old constitution's provision that "The King alone shall govern the realm."


Gustaf Adolf's personal qualities made him popular among the Swedish people and, in turn, this popularity led to strong public opinion in favor of the retention of the monarchy. Gustaf Adolf's expertise and interest in a wide range of fields (architecture and botany being but two) made him respected, as did his informal and modest nature and his purposeful avoidance of pomp.


The affection and respect for which the Swedish people felt for Gustaf VI Adolf led to the retention of the monarchy was as a symbol of continuity, but the monarchy was made subordinate to a democratic state. Many of the powers of the Swedish monarchy died with King Gustaf Adolf in 1973. Additional powers of the monarch were removed when Sweden's constitutional reform became complete in 1975.


Gustaf VI Adolf was a devoted archaeologist, and was admitted to the British Academy for his work in botany in 1958. Gustaf participated in archaeological expeditions in China, Greece, and China, and founded the Swedish Institute in Rome. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The British Academy is the United Kingdoms national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


King Gustaf VI Adolf died in 1973 at age 90 after a deterioration in his health that culminated in inflammation of the lungs. He was succeeded on the throne by his 27-year-old grandson Carl XVI Gustaf, son of the late Prince Gustav Adolf. Jump to: navigation, search Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus) (born April 30, 1946), styled HM The King, is the King of Sweden. ... Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Westrobothnia (Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund Bernadotte, April 22, 1906 – January 26, 1947) was the eldest son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught. ...


Children

Then Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf with his family in 1912.
  1. Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906-1947)
  2. Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland, later Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg (1907-2002)
  3. Princess Ingrid, later Queen of Denmark (1910-2000).
  4. Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912-1997)
  5. Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna, later Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg (1916-)

Prince Gustaf Adolf married Lady Louise Mountbatten, on November 3, 1923. This second marriage produced only one stillborn daughter. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (616x753, 152 KB) TITLE: Crown Prince of Sweden and family CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 1403-2[P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-07729 (digital file from original neg. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (616x753, 152 KB) TITLE: Crown Prince of Sweden and family CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 1403-2[P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-07729 (digital file from original neg. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Gustaf Adolf, Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund (April 22, 1906–January 26, 1947), Prince of Sweden, Duke of Westrobothnia, was the eldest son of Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Västerbotten is the name of a geographical region in Sweden and Finland which can refer to: Westrobothnia, or Västerbotten - a historical Province of the Swedish Realm Laponia, or Lappland - a historical Province of the Swedish Realm Part of Västerbotten County, or Västerbottens län - a current... Jump to: navigation, search 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Prince Sigvard of Sweden (June 7, 1907 - February 4, 2002), Duke of Uplandia, was the second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden. ... Uppland is the name of a geographical region in Sweden, which can refer to: Uplandia, or Uppland - a historical Province of Sweden Uppsala County, or Uppsala län - a current County of Sweden Part of Stockholm County, or Stockholms län - a current County of Sweden Part of Västmanland County or Västmanlands... Four persons have been created Count Bernadotte af Wisborg in the Luxembourg nobility, all of whom were members of the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, to which the Grand Duke of Luxembourg is closely related. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid of Sweden (Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, née Bernadotte) (March 28, 1910 - November 7, 2000) was the queen consort of King Frederick IX of Denmark. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Prince Bertil of Sweden, Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén (February 28, 1912 – January 5, 1997), Duke of Halland, was the third son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Halland is the name of a geographical region in Sweden which can refer to: Hallandia, or Halland - a historical Province of Sweden Halland County, or Hallands län - a current County of Sweden This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Jump to: navigation, search 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg formerly Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalecarlia (born October 31, 1916), is the son of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught. ...   Dalarna? is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. ... Four persons have been created Count Bernadotte af Wisborg in the Luxembourg nobility, all of whom were members of the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, to which the Grand Duke of Luxembourg is closely related. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Her Majesty Queen Louise (Louise Alexandra Marie Irene) of Sweden (13 July 1889-7 March 1965) was the second wife of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Preceded by:
Gustaf V
King of Sweden
1950–1973
Succeeded by:
Carl XVI Gustaf

 
 

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