Gustav (name)


Gustav (name)

Gustav, also spelled Gustaf (pronounced /ˈgʊstɑːv/), is a male given name of Old Swedish origin, means "staff of the Goths," derived from the Old Norse elements "Gautr" ("Goth") and "stafr" ("staff"). This name has been borne by eight Kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav Vasa and the current king, Carl XVI Gustaf. It is a common name for Swedish monarchs since the reign of Gustav Vasa.

The name has entered other languages as well. In French it is "Gustave;" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, "Gustavo." The Latinised form is "Gustavus." A side form of the name in Swedish is "Gösta." The name in Finnish is "Kustaa." In German, it is also "Gustav" or "Gustaf."

People

*Gustav I, king whose reign marked the end of the Kalmar Union and swedish independence
*Gustav II Adolf Gustavus Adolphus Swedish king, praised military leader during the Thirty Year War, sometimes referred to as the "Father of modern warfare" or "The Lion of the North"
*Gustav III, king who highly influenced the arts of Sweden during the Neo-Classical era and who temporarily reinstated absolute monarchy
*Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
*Gustav V
*Gustav VI Adolf
*Karl X Gustav, King of Sweden
*Carl XVI Gustaf, current king of Sweden
*Gustav A. Fischer, German explorer
*Gustav Fröding, Swedish author and poet
*Gustav Hamel, pioneer aviator
*Gustav A. Hedlund, US-American mathematician
*Gustav A. Hemwall, US-American physician and pioneer in Prolotherapy
*Gustav Henriksen, Norwegian businessman
*Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
*Gustav Holst, British composer
*Gustav Jäger, German naturalist and teacher of zoology
*Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and black-body radiation
*Gustav Klimt, Austrian Symbolist painter of the Vienna Secession
*Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor
*Gustav A. Schneebeli, a U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania.

*Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator
*Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, scientist for whom the Coriolis effect is named
*Gustaf Dalén, Swedish inventor and Nobel Prize laureate
*Gustave Flaubert, French writer ("Madame Bovary")
*Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet
*Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist
*Gustav de Laval, Swedish engineer, inventor and entrepreneur
*Gustave Eiffel, French engineer, designer of the Eiffel Tower
*Gustave Biéler, Swiss-born Canadian Special Operations Executive agent during World War II
*Gustave Whitehead, German-American aviator
*Gustav Spörer, German astronomer
*Gustave Le Bon, French psychologist, sociologist, and physicist
*Gustav Schäfer drummer of the German rock band Tokio Hotel
*Gustáv Husák, President of Czechoslovakia
*Gustav Bertha, Scottish singer-songwriter

In fiction

*Gustav (Zoids), transportation mecha from the Zoids fictional universe
*Gustav (Sesamstraße) character from the German version of Sesame Street, equivalent to Oscar the Grouch's pet worm, Slimey
*Gustav Graves, villain in the James Bond series
*Gustav & Gustav, Norwegian comic
*Gustav Griswold, character from Recess (TV series)
*Gustave Daae, character from The Phantom of the Opera

ee also

*Carl Gustav (disambiguation)
*Gustafson


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