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Gustavus III (1746-1792) king of Sweden from 1771. Assassinated at a masked ball. The libretto for Verdi's opera 'Un Ballo in maschera' (A Masked Ball) was based on the assassination. 18th century engraving.

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Gustavus III (1746-1792) king of Sweden from 1771.  Assassinated at a masked ball.  The libretto for Verdi's opera 'Un Ballo in maschera' (A Masked Ball) was based on the assassination. 18th century engraving.