Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland

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Prince Gustav
Duke of Uppland
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Prince Gustav of Sweden and Norway
Born (1827-06-18)18 June 1827
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
Died 24 September 1852(1852-09-24) (aged 25)
Christiana Palace, Oslo, Norway
Full name
Frans Gustaf Oscar
House Bernadotte
Father King Oscar I
Mother Duchess Josephine of Leuchtenberg

Prince Gustav of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Uppland (Frans Gustaf Oscar, 18 June 1827 at Haga Palace, Solna – 24 September 1852 in Kristiania, Norway), also known officially as Gustav, was the second son of Oscar I of Sweden and Josephine of Leuchtenberg, and younger brother to Prince (from 1844 Crown Prince) Charles.

He was a trained musician and under the artist's name of Prins Gustaf a well known composer. In Sweden, he is remembered for having written a couple of well-known songs. His The Student Song (Studentsången) is traditionally sung at the graduation festivities for gymnasium students, and his Spring Song (Vårsång) is often performed by men's choruses on Walpurgis night.

From 1844 until his death in 1852, Gustav was second-in-line to the Swedish and Norwegian thrones, during most of his father's reign. On 11 February 1846, he was made an honorary member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on the same day as his brother Charles.

He died from typhoid fever.

He was portrayed by Alf Kjellin in Prince Gustaf, a 1944 film about certain aspects of the prince's life.

Arms

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Arms of Prince Gustav from 1827 to 1844
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Arms of Prince Gustav after 1844

Ancestry

Swedish Royalty
House of Bernadotte
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Charles XIV John
Children
Oscar I
Oscar I
Children
Charles XV
Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland
Oscar II
Princess Eugenie
Prince August, Duke of Dalarna
Charles XV
Children
Lovisa, Queen of Denmark
Prince Carl Oscar, Duke of Södermanland
Oscar II
Children
Gustaf V
Prince Oscar, Duke of Gotland
Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke
Grandchildren
Margaretha, Princess Axel of Denmark
Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway
Astrid, Queen of Belgium
Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland
Gustaf V
Children
Gustaf VI Adolf
Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland
Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland
Grandchildren
Prince Lennart, Duke of Småland
Gustaf VI Adolf
Children
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland
Ingrid, Queen of Denmark
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna
Grandchildren
Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler
Birgitta, Princess Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld
Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson
Carl XVI Gustaf
Carl XVI Gustaf
Children
Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Grandchildren
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland