This Day in History: Gustav III of Sweden Dies of Infected Gunshot Wound (1792)

This Day in History:
Gustav III of Sweden Dies of Infected Gunshot Wound (1792)

Gustav III was King of Sweden from 1771 to 1792. Having inherited a weakened Swedish throne, he established a new constitution that increased the crown’s power. His numerous enlightened reforms antagonized the nobility, and when a group of Swedish officers mutinied during his unpopular war on Russia, he reinstated absolute monarchy. Gustav planned to form a league of European monarchs to oppose the French Revolution, but Swedish nobles had him assassinated. Where was Gustav when he was shot? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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