On November 6, Sweden celebrates the day dedicated to one of the most revered historical figures in the history of the country. On this day in 1632, King Gustav II Adolf (Swed. Gustav II Adolf, 1594-1632), who ruled the country from 1611 to 1632, died in the battle of Lützen.
Gustav Adolfs Day (Swed. Gustav Adolfsdagen) is one of the official flag days, in honor of which the state flag is raised in the places established by law. In Finland, the Day of Swedish Culture (Finnish: Ruotsalaisuuden päivä, Swedish: Svenska dagen) is timed to coincide with this date.
The reign of King Gustav Adolf is considered one of the brightest pages in the history of Sweden. In world history, this man also left a noticeable mark as an outstanding politician, commander and reformer. The memory of him is kept by grateful descendants, as well as all the citizens of Sweden to this day.