Gustaf Eriksson

Tingstad, Östergötland, Sweden

The Life of Gustaf

When Gustaf Eriksson was born on 16 August 1684, in Tingstad, Östergötland, Sweden, his father, Erich Olofsson, was 49 and his mother, Brita Jonsdotter, was 43.

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Erich Olofsson
Brita Jonsdotter
Lars Eriksson
Anna Eriksdotter
Jons Eriksson
Gustaf Eriksson

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World Events (3)


Age 1

King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.

Age 14

King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.
1700 · The Great Northern War

Age 16

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, Old Norse Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Birth and Christening Record

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