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Gustav V of Sweden

Gustav V of Sweden (June 16, 1858 - October 29, 1950) became king of Sweden in 1907.

He married Princess Victoria of Baden on September 20, 1881. She was the granddaughter of Sofia of Sweden, and her marriage to Gustav V united the reigning Bernadotte dynasty with the former royal house of Vasa.

During a series of scandals in the 1950s known as the Haijby affair (which was in turn a continuation of the Kejne affair) it came to public knowledge that the king was, and had always been bisexual. This is said to have "made virtually no difference to his marriage."

Children:

  1. Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973)
  2. Wilhelm, Duke of Söndermanland (1884-1965)
  3. Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889-1918)

Preceded by:
Oscar II
List of Swedish monarchs Succeeded by:
Gustav VI Adolf



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