On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1792

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


AssassinationAssassination of King Gustav III

King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
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The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGustav III

Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of septicemia at 46 after being shot by an assassin thirteen days earlier

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III