Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

Gustaf VI Adolf (Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf; 11 November 1882 – 15 September 1973) was King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Gustaf V and his wife, Victoria of Baden, and had been Crown Prince of Sweden for the preceding 43 years in the reign of his father. Not long before his death at age 90, he approved the constitutional changes which removed the last traces of political power from the Swedish monarch.

Gustaf VI Adolf was a lifelong amateur archeologist particularly interested in Ancient Italian cultures.

Gustaf VI Adolf
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden 1962
King Gustaf VI Adolf in 1962
King of Sweden
Reign29 October 1950 – 15 September 1973
PredecessorGustaf V
SuccessorCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime Ministers
Born11 November 1882
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died15 September 1973 (aged 90)
Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden
Burial25 September 1973
Spouse
Princess Margaret of Connaught
(m. 1905; died 1920)

Lady Louise Mountbatten
(m. 1923; died 1965)
IssuePrince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Sigvard Bernadotte
Ingrid, Queen of Denmark
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Carl Johan Bernadotte
Full name
Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf
HouseBernadotte
FatherGustaf V of Sweden
MotherVictoria of Baden
ReligionChurch of Sweden

Birth

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Gustaf Adolf photographed with his younger brother Prince Vilhelm in 1885.

He was born at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and at birth created Duke of Scania. A patrilineal member of the Bernadotte family, he was also a descendant of the House of Vasa through maternal lines. Through his mother, Victoria, he was a descendant of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden of the deposed House of Holstein-Gottorp.

Crown Prince (1907–1950)

Gustaf VI Adolf av Sverige som kronprins
Gustaf Adolf as Crown Prince and Duke of Scania

Gustaf Adolf became Crown Prince of Sweden on 8 December 1907, on the death of his grandfather, King Oscar II.

In 1938 he was elected an honorary member of the Virginia Society of the Cincinnati.

Reign (1950–1973)

On 29 October 1950, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf became king a few days before his 68th birthday, upon the death of his father, King Gustaf V. He was at the time the world's oldest heir apparent to a monarchy (this in turn was broken by his great-nephew Charles, Prince of Wales on 2 November 2016). His personal motto was Plikten framför allt, "Duty before all".

During Gustaf VI Adolf's reign, work was underway on a new Instrument of Government 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 VI Adolf's personal qualities made him popular among the Swedish people and, in turn, this popularity led to strong public opinion in favour of the retention of the monarchy. Gustaf VI 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. While the monarchy had been de facto subordinate to the Riksdag and ministers since 1917, the king still nominally retained considerable reserve powers. Even these nominal powers were removed when Sweden's constitutional reform became complete in 1975, thus making Gustaf Adolf the last monarch to wield even nominal political power.

The King died in 1973, ten weeks shy of his 91st birthday, at the old hospital in Helsingborg, Scania, close to his summer residence, Sofiero Castle, after a deterioration in his health that culminated in pneumonia. He was succeeded on the throne by his 27-year-old grandson Carl XVI Gustaf, son of the late Prince Gustaf Adolf. He died the day before the election of 1973, which is suggested to have swayed it in support of the incumbent Social Democratic government.[1] In a break with tradition, he was not buried in Riddarholmskyrkan in Stockholm, but in the Royal Cemetery in Haga alongside his wives. He was the last surviving son of Gustaf V.

Personal interests

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Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf meets some English footballers (c. 1910–1915).

The King's reputation as a "professional amateur professor" was widely known; nationally and internationally, and among his relatives. Gustaf VI Adolf was a devoted archaeologist, and was admitted to the British Academy for his work in botany in 1958. Gustaf VI Adolf participated in archaeological expeditions in China, Greece, Korea and Italy, and founded the Swedish Institute in Rome.

Gustaf VI Adolf had an enormous private library consisting of 80 000 volumes and – nearly more impressively – he actually had read the main part of the books. He had an interest in specialist literature on Chinese art and East Asian history. Throughout his life, King Gustaf VI Adolf was particularly interested in the history of civilization, and he participated in several archaeological expeditions. His other great area of interest was botany, concentrating in flowers and gardening. He was considered an expert on the Rhododendron flower. At Sofiero Castle (the king's summer residence) he created one of the very finest Rhododendron collections.

Like his sons, Prince Gustaf Adolf and Prince Bertil, Gustaf VI Adolf maintained wide, lifelong interests in sports. He enjoyed tennis and golf, and fly fishing for charity. He was president of the Swedish Olympic Committee and the Swedish Sports Confederation from their foundations and until 1933, and these positions were then taken over by his sons in succession, Gustaf Adolf until 1947 and then Bertil until 1997.

Family and issue

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Gustaf Adolf with his second wife Louise in 1945.
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Then Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf with his first wife Crown Princess Margareta and children in 1912.

Gustaf Adolf married Princess Margaret of Connaught on 15 June 1905 in St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle. Princess Margaret was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of the United Kingdom.

King Gustaf VI Adolf and Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden had five children:

Name Birth Death Notes
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten 22 April 1906 26 January 1947 (aged 40) Married Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, his second cousin; died in a plane crash at Copenhagen Airport, father of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland 7 June 1907 4 February 2002 (aged 94) later Sigvard Count of Wisborg
Princess Ingrid 28 March 1910 7 November 2000 (aged 90) later Queen of Denmark; wife of Frederick IX of Denmark and mother of the present Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland 28 February 1912 5 January 1997 (aged 84) married Lillian Davies, no issue
Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna 31 October 1916 5 May 2012 (aged 95) later Carl Johan Count of Wisborg.

Crown Princess Margaret died suddenly on 1 May 1920 with her cause of death given as an infection following surgery. At the time, she was eight months pregnant and expecting her sixth child.

Gustaf Adolf married Lady Louise Mountbatten, formerly Princess Louise of Battenberg, on 3 November 1923 at St. James's Palace.[2] She was the sister of Lord Mountbatten and aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was Lady Louise who became Queen of Sweden. Both Queen Louise and her stepchildren were great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

His second marriage produced only one stillborn daughter on 30 May 1925.

While his first wife visited her native Britain in the early years of their marriage, it was widely rumored in Sweden that Gustaf Adolf had an affair there with operetta star Rosa Grünberg.[3] Swedish vocalist Carl E. Olivebring (1919–2002) in a press interview claimed to be an extramarital son of Gustaf VI Adolf, a claim taken seriously by the king's biographer Kjell Fridh (1944–1998).[4]

King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden was the grandfather of his direct successor King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and also of former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Styles of
King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Royal Monogram of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty

Titles and styles

  • 11 November 1882 – 7 June 1905: His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Scania
  • 7 June 1905 – 8 December 1907: His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Scania
  • 8 December 1907 – 29 October 1950: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Sweden, Duke of Scania
  • 29 October 1950 – 15 September 1973: His Majesty The King of Sweden

His title used in official documents was: Gustaf Adolf, by the Grace of God, Sweden's, Gothia's and Wendia's King (Swedish: Gustaf Adolf, med Guds nåde, Sveriges, Götes och Vendes Konung).

Honours

Swedish

Country Date Appointment
 Sweden 11 November 1882 – 19 October 1950 Knight with Collar Royal Order of the Seraphim
Order of the Seraphim - Ribbon bar
19 October 1950 – 15 September 1973 Sovereign
11 November 1882 – 19 October 1950 Commander Grand Cross Order of the Sword
SVE Svärdsorden BAR
19 October 1950 – 15 September 1973 Sovereign
11 November 1882 – 19 October 1950 Commander Grand Cross Order of the Polar Star
Order of the Polar Star - Ribbon bar, pre 1975
19 October 1950 – 15 September 1973 Sovereign
1 June 1912 – 19 October 1950 Commander Grand Cross Order of Vasa
SWE Order of Vasa - Knight 2nd Class BAR
19 October 1950 – 15 September 1973 Sovereign
11 November 1882 – 19 October 1950 Commander Grand Cross Order of Charles XIII
SWE Order of Charles XIII BAR
19 October 1950 – 15 September 1973 Sovereign
18 September 1897 King Oscar II's Jubilee Commemorative Medal
Seraphimerorden ribbon
20 September 1906 Crown Prince Gustaf's and Crown Princess Victoria's Silver Wedding Medal
SWE Crown Prince Gustaf V and Crown Princess Silver Wedding Medal ribbon
6 June 1907 King Oscar II and Queen Sofia's Golden Wedding Medal
SWE King Oscar II and Queen Sofia's golden wedding badge ribbon
16 June 1928 King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal
Seraphimerorden ribbon
16 June 1948 King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal
Seraphimerorden ribbon
Quasi-Official Orders

Foreign

Honorary degrees
Kronprins Gustaf Adolf hedersdoktor Chicago
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf receives his doctor's diploma as an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago from the university's president, Professor Max Mason, 1926

In 1918, Gustaf VI Adolf received an honorary doctorate at Lund University, in 1926 an Honorary Doctorate at Yale, Princeton and Clark Universities, at Cambridge in 1929 and in 1932 at the University of Dorpat.

Honorary military ranks

Arms and monogram

Upon his creation as Duke of Skåne, Gustaf Adolf was granted a coat of arms with the arms of Skåne in base. These arms can be seen on his stall-plates both as Knight of the Swedish order of the Seraphim in the Riddarsholmskyrkan in Sweden, but also the Frederiksborg Chapel in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a Knight of the Danish Order of the Elephant. Upon his accession to the throne in 1950, he assumed the Arms of Dominion of Sweden.

Armoiries du Prince Gustave, duc de Scanie de 1882 à 1905
As prince of Sweden and Norway
and Duke of Scania 1882 to 1905
Coat of arms Prince héritier de Suède (1907-1950)2
As crown prince of Sweden and
Duke of Scania 1907 to 1950
Great coat of arms of Sweden
Greater Coat of Arms of Sweden, also the King's coat of arms
Royal Monogram of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Royal Monogram of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

References

  1. ^ Magnusson, Jane (25 November 2011). "När Martin Luther King träffade kungen". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Lady Louise Mountbatten". Mariees du Gotha. Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ Elgklou, Lars (1978). Bernadotte: historien - och historier - om en familj (in Swedish). Stockholm: Askild & Kärnekull. p. 170. ISBN 91-7008-882-9. LIBRIS 7589807.
  4. ^ Fridh, Kjell (1995). Gamle kungen: Gustaf VI Adolf : en biografi (in Swedish). Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. ISBN 91-46-16462-6. LIBRIS 7281986.
  5. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). National Council. p. 95. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  6. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado. boe.es. 1 February 1910. Vol. L, #32, p. 253
  7. ^ The London Gazette, issue 27807, p. 4251
  8. ^ Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 27793, p. 3513
  9. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/100771_001.jpg
  10. ^ "No. 43174". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 November 1963. p. 9907.
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Born: 11 November 1882 Died: 15 September 1973
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gustaf V
King of Sweden
1950–1973
Succeeded by
Carl XVI Gustaf
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Gustaf
Crown Prince of Sweden
1907–1950
Succeeded by
Carl Gustaf
Vacant
Title last held by
Charles XV
Duke of Skåne
1882–1950
Vacant
Title next held by
Prince Oscar
1905 in Sweden

Events from the year 1905 in Sweden

Carl Johan Bernadotte

Carl Johan Arthur Bernadotte, Prince Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, (31 October 1916 – 5 May 2012) was the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught.He was born a Prince of Sweden and granted the title of Duke of Dalarna but renounced these titles to marry a commoner. He was a paternal uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and a maternal uncle of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.

Crown Prince Gustav of Sweden

Crown Prince Gustav of Sweden may refer to:

Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (1799–1877), eldest son of the deposed Gustav IV Adolf

Gustav II Adolf (1594–1632), became king in 1611, also known as Gustav Adolf the Great or Gustavus the Great

Gustav III of Sweden (1746–1792), became king in 1771

Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778–1837), king (1792–1809)

Gustaf V of Sweden (1858–1950), became king in 1907

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882–1973), became king in 1950

Duchess of Scania

Duchess of Scania or Duchess of Skåne may refer to:

Louise of the Netherlands, Princess Louise, Duchess of Scania (1850–1859) as consort of Prince Carl, later Queen of Sweden and Norway

Princess Margaret of Connaught, Duchess of Scania (1905–1920) as consort of Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)

Louise Mountbatten, Duchess of Scania (1923–1950) as consort of Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden), later Queen of Sweden

Duke of Scania

Duke of Scania or Duke of Skåne is a Swedish title.

Swedish princes who have held Scania as duke:

Prince Carl, Duke of Scania (1826-1859), later King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Scania (1882-1950), later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne (2016–present)

Gustaf of Sweden

Gustaf of Sweden (in English normally Gustav) is the legal and official spelling (in Swedish) of three twentieth century members of the royalty of Sweden:

Gustaf V of Sweden, King of Sweden 1907-1950

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, King of Sweden 1950-1973

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Prince of Sweden

Gustav Adolf Land

Gustav Adolf Land is the land area of the southwestern part of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, south of Wahlenbergfjorden. The area is named after Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

Gustav of Sweden

Gustav of Sweden - English (actually Latin) also: Gustavus ; Swedish (legal spellings after 1900): Gustaf - may refer to:

Gustav I of Sweden, Gustav I Vasa, King of Sweden 1523-1560

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Gustav II Adolph, King of Sweden 1611-1632

Gustav III of Sweden, King of Sweden 1771-1792

Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, King of Sweden 1792-1809

Gustaf V of Sweden, King of Sweden 1907-1950

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, King of Sweden 1950-1973

Prince Gustav of Sweden, Prince of Sweden 1568

Gustav, Prince of Sweden 1587, son of King Charles IX of Sweden (died in infancy)

Gustav Adolph, Prince of Sweden de facto 1652, son of Prince Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (died in infancy)

Gustav, Prince of Sweden 1683, son of King Charles XI of Sweden (died in infancy)

Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Crown Prince of Sweden 1799

Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland, Prince of Sweden 1827

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Prince of Sweden 1906

Gustavus

Gustavus may refer to:

Gustavus, Alaska, a small community located on the edge of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Gustavus Adolphus College, a private liberal arts college in southern Minnesota

Gustavus, the Latin name given to several Swedish kings:

Gustav I of Sweden (Gustav Vasa)

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (Gustav II Adolf)

Gustavus III of Sweden

Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden

Gustaf V of Sweden (Oscar Gustaf Adolf)

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf)

Gustavus Conyngham, merchant sea captain, officer in the Continental Navy and a privateer

Gustavus Fowke, English cricketer

Operation Gustavus, World War II British commando operation in Malaya

Gustavus (horse)

Hudson Strode

Hudson Strode (October 31, 1892 – September 22, 1976) was an author and professor of creative writing at the University of Alabama. He taught at the University of Alabama from 1916 until his retirement in 1963. His creative writing classes gained international fame for the literary successes achieved by his students. Strode's students published over 55 novels and 101 short stories. One of Strode's students was the author Borden Deal.Strode wrote several books on Scandinavian and Caribbean countries before turning to biography.

His best known accomplishment is his three-volume biography of Jefferson Davism published in 1964. A leading scholarly journal reviewed it, stressing Strode's political biases:

His [Jefferson Davis's] enemies are devils, and his friends, like Davis himself, have been canonized. Strode not only attempts to sanctify Davis but also the Confederate point of view, and this study should be relished by those vigorously sympathetic with the Lost Cause.

In 1961 Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden bestowed on Dr. Strode the Order of the North Star in recognition of his contributions toward strengthening the cultural relations between the United States and Sweden.

Johan (given name)

Johan is a masculine given name of Hebrew origin. It is a shortened form of the Hebrew name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhôḥānān), meaning "God is gracious", and uncommon as a surname. Johan is also a masculine given name of Malay language origin, meaning "Champion".

People with the name Johan include:

Johan I of Sweden, (1201–1222), King of Sweden

Johan II of Sweden, (1455–1513), King of Denmark and king of Sweden during the Kalmar Union

Johan III of Sweden, (1537–1592), King of Sweden

Carl XIV Johan of Sweden, (1763–1844), King of Sweden and king of Norway, first king in the Bernadotte dynasty

Carl Johan Trygg, (1887–1954), Swedish master woodcarver

Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg (1916–2012), youngest child of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

Johan (Archbishop of Uppsala), late 13th-century Polish-born cleric

Johan Alho (1907–1982), Finnish footballer and a football referee

Johan Berisha, Swiss footballer

Johan Bleeker (born 1942), Dutch space scientist

Johan Bouma (born 1940), Dutch soil scientist

Johan Brunell, Finnish footballer

Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist and team manager

Johan Christian Fabricius (1745–1808), Danish zoologist

Johan Cruyff (1947–2016) Dutch football manager and retired player

Ole-Johan Dahl (1931–2002), Norwegian computer scientist

Johan Derksen (born 1949), Dutch sports journalist and former football player

Johan Edlund (born 1971), Swedish musician, leader and vocalist of the band Tiamat

Johan Frandsen, frontman for cult Swedish band, The Knockouts

Johan Galtung (born 1930), Norwegian sociologist

Johan Harmenberg (born 1954), Swedish Olympic champion épée fencer

Johan Håstad (born 1960), Swedish mathematician

Johan Hegg, Vocalist for the melodic death metal band, Amon Amarth

Johan Hjort (1869–1948), Norwegian fisheries biologist, marine zoologist, and oceanographer

Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer

Johan Kõpp (1874–1970), Estonian Lutheran bishop

Johan Liebert, the antagonist in Naoki Urasawa's manga and anime series Monster

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877), Finland-Swedish poet, and is held to be the national poet of Finland

Johan Micoud, French international footballer, notably for Parma, SV Werder Bremen and Girondins de Bordeaux

Johan van Minnen (1932–2016), Dutch journalist and politician

Johan Munters (born 1978), Swedish ski jumper

Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist and former world champion

Johan Neeskens, Dutch soccer player

Johan Norberg (born 1973), Swedish writer

Johan Pitka (1872–1944), Estonian military commander

Johan of Plön (died 1359), lord of Denmark east of the Great Belt

Johan Oscar Smith (1871–1943 Horten). Norwegian Christian leader, founder of Brunstad Christian Church

Johan Reinholdz (born 1980), Swedish guitar player in Andromeda, NonExist and Skyfire

Johan Santana, New York Mets pitcher

Johan Staël von Holstein (born 1963), Swedish entrepreneur

Johan Svensson (born 1962), Swedish Air Force officer

Johan Teterisa, Indonesian activist

Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist

Johan Vonlanthen, Swiss football player

Johan Wallberg (born 1977), Swedish freestyle swimmerJohan V - Good Man

Jonas Wærn

Carl Jonas Wærn (23 July 1915 – 6 November 2003) was a Swedish Army officer who led Swedish, Irish, and Indian peacekeeping troops in the Congo Crisis. He also commanded Swedish forces on Cyprus in 1964. Later, he served as adjutant to Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

List of presidential trips made by Urho Kekkonen of Finland

Below is a complete list of Presidential visits made by President of Finland Urho Kekkonen.

Mountbatten family

The Mountbatten family is a European dynasty originating as a cadet branch of the German princely Battenberg family. The name was adopted during World War I by family members residing in the United Kingdom due to rising anti-German sentiment amongst the British public. The name is a direct Anglicisation of the German Battenberg (literally Batten Mountain), a small town in Hesse. The title of count of Battenberg, later prince of Battenberg, was granted to a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt, itself a cadet branch of the House of Hesse, in the mid 19th century.

The family now includes the Marquesses of Milford Haven (and formerly the Marquesses of Carisbrooke), as well as the Earls Mountbatten of Burma. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II, adopted the surname of Mountbatten from his mother's family in 1947, although he is a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg by patrilineal descent. Lady Louise Mountbatten became Queen Consort of Sweden, after having married Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

Order of the Norwegian Lion

The Order of the Norwegian Lion was a Norwegian order of knighthood established by King Oscar II on 21 January 1904, "in memory of the glorious events associated with Norway’s venerable Coat of Arms".The order was established as an equivalent in rank to the Swedish Order of the Seraphim as knights of the Norwegian Order of St. Olav ranked below the knights of the Seraphim in the shared Swedish-Norwegian royal court. However the expansion of the Norwegian honours system received mixed reactions amongst Norwegian politicians.

The Union between Sweden and Norway was dissolved in 1905 before any Norwegian knights had been appointed and King Haakon VII chose not to appoint any new knights. He formally repealed the order in a Court resolution on 11 March 1952. The last living knight was King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden who died in 1973.

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén; 28 February 1912 – 5 January 1997), was a member of the Swedish royal family. He was the third son of King Gustaf VI Adolf and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught, as well as the uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. From 1973 to 1977 he was heir presumptive to his nephew King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish throne.

Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld

Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla; born 2 June 1938) is the third child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and granddaughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. Her younger brother is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Solna Gymnasium

Solna Gymnasium is a secondary school in Solna, Sweden, in the Stockholm metropolitan area. It was opened as the Solna Läroverk in April 1948. Crown Prince Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden attended the opening.

Ancestors of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
16. Charles XIV John of Sweden
8. Oscar I of Sweden
17. Désirée Clary
4. Oscar II of Sweden
18. Eugène de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg
9. Princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg
19. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
2. Gustaf V of Sweden
20. Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
10. William, Duke of Nassau
21. Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
5. Princess Sophia of Nassau
22. Prince Paul of Württemberg
11. Princess Pauline of Württemberg
23. Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen
1. Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
24. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
12. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
25. Louise Caroline Geyer of Geyersberg
6. Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden
26. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
13. Princess Sophie of Sweden
27. Princess Frederica of Baden
3. Princess Victoria of Baden
28. Frederick William III of Prussia
14. William I, German Emperor
29. Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
7. Princess Louise of Prussia
30. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
15. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
31. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
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