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King of Sweden:
Reign: 12 February 1771 – 29 March 1792
Coronation: 29 May 1772
Predecessor: Adolf Frederick
Successor: Gustav IV Adolf

Born: 24 January 1746, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 29 March 1792 (aged 46)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm
Burial: 14 May 1792, Riddarholm Church
Spouse: Sophia Magdalena of Denmark
​(m. 1766)​
Issue: Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
Prince Carl Gustav, Duke of Småland
House: Holstein-Gottorp
Father: Adolf Frederick of Sweden
Mother: Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
Religion: Lutheranism

Gustav III (24 January 1746 – 29 March 1792),note on dates also called Gustavus III, was King of Sweden from 1771 until his assassination in 1792. He was the eldest son of Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Queen Louisa Ulrika of Prussia.

Gustav was a vocal opponent of what he saw as the abuse of political privileges seized by the nobility since the death of King Charles XII. Seizing power from the government in a coup d'état, called the Swedish Revolution, in 1772 that ended the Age of Liberty, he initiated a campaign to restore a measure of Royal autocracy, which was completed by the Union and Security Act of 1789, which swept away most of the powers exercised by the Swedish Riksdag (parliament) during the Age of Liberty, but at the same time it opened up the government for all citizens, thereby breaking the privileges of the nobility.
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Sophia Magdalena of Denmark (Danish: Sophie Magdalene; Swedish: Sofia Magdalena; 3 July 1746 – 21 August 1813) was Crown Princess of Sweden by her marriage to Gustav III. She was liked by many in the Caps party, believing she was a symbol of virtue and religion. In 1771, Sophia's husband ascended to the throne and became King of Sweden, making Sophia Queen of Sweden. Their coronation was on 29 May 1772.
Queen consort of Sweden:
Tenure: 12 February 1771 – 29 March 1792
Coronation: 29 May 1772
Born: 3 July 1746
Charlottenborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 21 August 1813 (aged 67)
Ulriksdal Palace, Sweden
Burial: Riddarholmen Church
Spouse: Gustav III of Sweden
​(m. 1766; died 1792)​
Issue: Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
Prince Carl Gustav, Duke of Småland
House: Oldenburg
Father: Frederick V of Denmark
Mother: Louise of Great Britain
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