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Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden

Gustaf VI Adolf
ReignOctober 29 1950-September 15, 1973
Coronation No coronation ceremony
Royal motto "Plikten framför allt" ("Duty above all")
Consorts Margaret of Great Britain (1905-1920)
Louise Mountbatten (1923-)
Royal HouseBernadotte
PredecessorGustav V of Sweden
SuccessorCarl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Date of BirthNovember 11, 1882
Place of Birth-
Date of DeathSeptember 15, 1973
Place of Death-
Place of BurialStockholm

Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (November 11, 1882 - September 15, 1973). He married, firstly, Princess Margaret of Great Britain on June 15, 1905.


  1. Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Westrobothnia (1906-1947), was killed in an aircraft crash in Copenhagen Airport.
  2. Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uplandia, later Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg (1907-2002)
  3. Princess Ingrid of Sweden (1910-2000), later Queen of Denmark, wife of Frederick IX of Denmark.
  4. Prince Bertil, Duke of Hallandia (1912-1997)
  5. Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalecarlia, later Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg (1916-2003)

He married, secondly, Lady Louise Mountbatten, on November 3, 1923, however the marriage did not result in any children. He was succeeded on the throne by his grandson Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden, son of Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Westrobothnia.

Gustav was also a devoted amateur archaeologist.

Preceded by:
Gustav V
List of Swedish monarchs Succeeded by:
Carl XVI Gustav