Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

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  • The Thirty Years War: The Battle Of Lutzen

    first time in his adult life, Axel Oxenstierna, Chancellor of Sweden, suffered through a sleepless night. On November 6, 1632, Gustav II Adolf (also known as Gustavus Adolphus, the Latinized version of his name), the king of Sweden, fell during the Battle of Lutzen, part of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) being fought by Sweden, France, and their allies against the Holy Roman Empire, and its allies. While Gustav had an heir in his daughter Christina, she was only 6 years old at the time of her father’s death, and could not take power to the throne until her 18th birthday, per the Swedish laws of primogeniture. She was, however, officially crowned while yet a girl of 6, due to Sweden’s rule of law requiring a vote of the estates for…

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  • Albrecht Von Wallenstein Thesis

    By the actions of Albrecht von Wallenstein alone had this powerful alliance between Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and Stralsund been forged. Furthermore, Albrecht von Wallenstein in a roundabout way was the architect of Sweden’s easy passage way into Germany. This gave Sweden an enormous boost in moral and greatly extended the 30 year war by allowing Sweden onto German territory. After his retreat Albrecht von Wallenstein returned to business as usual, and the princes of the land would continue to…

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  • Common Themes Of Scandinavian Folklore

    Scandinavian Folklore Magical superstitious stories and whimsical creatures define Scandinavian folklore. Tales of great woe and triumph spread a sense of awe to its readers and envelop them with cultural significances. Scandinavian folklore has been passed down for generations with regional customs and superstitions filled with tales of magical and horrendous creatures. Various themes can be found through folklore. It’s themes range from magic, evil creatures, spirits, mischief, lessons, and…

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  • Thirty Years War Essay

    fought for the Catholic cause. After numerous Protestant defeats made by Wallenstein, the war ended between the two countries with the Edict of Restitution. This edict returned all of the Roman Catholic lands that had been converted to Protestantism after 1555. This edict crippled the Protestant movement considerably. The Swedish phase of the war began in 1630, when Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, arrived in Germany. He was a devoted Lutheran who hoped to stem the Catholic tide. He received…

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  • The Protestant Reformation Movement

    from Ferdinand revoking the religious freedom of Bohemian protesters. There was a “swift victory over the weaker elector palatine since Spain sent troops to aid Ferdinand.” Ferdinand was able to “re-Catholicize Bohemia and also conquer Palatinate.” During the second period of war, the Danish period, “Christian IV entered Germany with his army but was forced to retreat back to Denmark by Maximilian.” At the time of the conquest of Bohemia, “Albrecht of Wallenstein joined Ferdinand” and both went…

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  • Q & A Case Study: The Vasa

    The Vasa Report Introduction From the given case study, we learn about the majestic warship called Vasa. The Vasa was the largest arsenal ship ever built in Sweden. She was built under the rule of King Gustavus II Adolphus. He was known as an intelligent and brave fighter. He assumed the throne after the death of his father in October 1611. In January 1625, the Swedish admiralty signed a contract to build four ships with the master shipwright, which were to be used in the king’s navy. Two were…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Internet

    (Pace University) John Daigle (University of Mississippi) Edmundo A. de Souza e Silva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Philippe Decuetos (Eurécom Institute) Christophe Diot (Technicolor Research) Prithula Dhunghel (Akamai) Deborah Estrin (University of California, Los Angeles) Michalis Faloutsos (University of California at Riverside) Wu-chi Feng (Oregon Graduate Institute) Sally Floyd (ICIR, University of California at Berkeley) Paul Francis (Max Planck Institute) Lixin Gao (University of…

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