Friday, July 10, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden: King Gustav III statue
His Majesty is right down the steps from the Royal Palace, and on a prime location on the waterfront. He is shown returning to Sweden after a war with Russia in 1790, offering an olive branch to the Swedish people.
Alas, it wasn't taken. Times were turbulent in Sweden around then, and the King was assassinated as a masked ball two years later. Gustav is known for taking power in a coup in 1772, and he was working with other nobility to try to stop all of these pesky revolutions of the time.
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