Document ReferencePw V 670
TitleMS poem, entitled 'De gestis, successibus et victorijs Regis Sueciae in Germania. 1631', by Alexander Gill, commemorating the exploits of Gustavus Adolphus; n.d. [c.1631]
Date1631 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of a 92-line poem in hexameters.

The poem is followed by the name: 'Alex: Gil', probably Alexander Gill the younger, a noted Latin poet; the dedication to Charles I could be something of a palinode after his earlier disgrace.

The poem, addressed to Charles I, celebrates the exploits of Gustavus Adolphus, and refers to, among other events, the sack of Magdeburg and the defeat of Tilly (at Breitenfeld).

The dorse bears the words: 'De gestis Regis Sueciae'.
Title Of WorkDe gestis, successibus et victorijs Regis Sueciae in Germania. 1631: Ad Carolum Regem
First Line of PoemArma prius cecini, cum panderet inclyta portas
Last Line of PoemIpse sed in patria remanebo inglorius urbe.
Termwars, Thirty Years War 1618-48 & battles, Breitenfeld, & battles, sack of Magdeburg
Physical DescriptionOne folded sheet folded once forming two folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Posts, two small posts joined by cartouche containing the letters GVD, surmounted by fir cone, 60 x 35 mm
WatermarkPosts (small)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72748Gustaf II (1594-1632); King of Sweden; ( Gustavus Adolphus; succeeded 1611)1594-1632
NA7566Charles I (1600-1649); King of England Scotland and Ireland; (succeeded 1625)1600-1649
NA72749Tilly; Johann T. Graf von (1559-1632); Count Tilly; Imperial general1559-1632
NA72750Ferdinand II (1578-1637); Emperor; ( elected 1619)1578-1637
NA72751Gill; Alexander (1597-1642); Dr; 'the younger'1597-1642
PL98131/Breitenfeld/German states
PL98132/Magdeburg/German states
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