gustavus gustavus  /ˈɡə stə vəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)
  2. (n) king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)
  3. (n) king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
  4. (n) king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
  5. (n) king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)
  6. (n) king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)

News

  1. Gustavus looks to D.C. to keep Glacier Bay Lodge open

    The community of Gustavus could be in dire straits if the National Park Service closes the Glacier Bay Lodge next year. In January, the NPS put out to bid the contract for concession services at the lodge.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  2. Glacier Bay Lodge May Shut Down

    Glacier Bay Lodge may shut down after this season. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve put out a prospectus for concession services in January but received no bids by the March 26 deadline. Closing Glacier Bay Lodge could have rippling effects on the economy of Gustavus. Download Audio
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

  3. Saints boys basketball camp

    Coach Walker has 25 years as a head boys basketball coach. He also has 25 years of camp coaching experience at the University of Minnesota, Gustavus-Adolphus College, St. Olaf and Pacesetter Camps.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: St. James Plaindealer

Quotes

  • "Hey Gustavus, we had a great time, thanks for having me and sitting through the rain (to get tickets) and showing up to this event, it meant the world to me that so many people were here," Paisley said.
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Brad Paisley Source: WYTV

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nebulous nebulous
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