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Gustav V of Arendaal
By the Grace of God, Emperor of the North, King of Arendaal
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Emperor of the North
Reign 1715 - 1735
Coronation June 1715, Svealand
Predecessor Empress Kristianna I
Successor title defunct
King of Arendaal
Reign 1715 - 1735
Coronation June 1715, Kronstad
Predecessor Queen Kristianna I
Successor Queen Beatrix I
Consorts m1. Jacqueline of Eiffelland
m2. Sophia of Wendmark
Birth 10 Nov 1696, Versailles
Death 8 Oct 1740, Nareath
Mother Kristianna I of Arendaal, Empress of the North
Father Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire
Issue Beatrix I of Arendaal
Royal House Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath
Full Name Gustav av Lundmark von Nareath-Kapét
Religion Christian (Protestant)
Buried Versailles Palace

Gustav V of Arendaal ("The Last Emperor") (1696 - 1740) was the King of Arendaal and last Emperor of the North, reigning from 1715 to 1740. He was the son of Regent Kristianna I of Arendaal, Empress of the North and Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire, coming to the throne in 1715 when his mother abdicated in his favour. In light with their marriage contract, Kristianna gave up the Aren throne when her husband ascended the Imperial Talemantine throne. Gustav’s costly Southern War against his Isacco Beniamino II between 1732 and 1735 would precipitate the dissolution of the Empire of the North.


King Gustav V and his first wife, Jacqueline of Eiffelland


Gustav, as his couple's eldest child, was to inherit the Aren and Imperial Northern crown while his younger brother, Isacco Beniamino II would ascend the Talemantine throne. However, after their father's death in 1732, Gustav contested his brother's inheritance and argued that he, as the elder, should become also inherit the title of Talemantine Emperor. The cost of this war saw the Northern Empire loose many of its territorial possessions. To salvage Aren finances, Gustav’s daughter Queen Beatrix I did not press her succession rights in the south and declined the title of Empress of the North. Gustav V was also the first member of the House of Nareath, a branch of the Kapetien Dynasty to reign.


King Gustav V of Arendaal
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath

House of Lundmark
Last monarch
   Kristianna I of Arendaal
Children include
   Gustav V of Arendaal
   Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire
   Heloise, Empress of Wiese
   Liliana,Queenof Montelimar
   Kristine,Queen ofEiffelland
Gustav V
Consort
   m1. Jacqueline of Eiffelland
   m2. Sophie of Wendmark
Children include
   Beatrix I of Arendaal
Beatrix I
Consort
   Thomas of Franken
Children include
   Edvard IV of Arendaal
   Hathor III of Arendaal
   Trigve of Arendaal
   Adelaide, Queen of Anglyn
   Klara, Queen of Cambria
   Evelina,TalemantineEmpress
Grandchildren include
   Helene I of Arendaal
   Karl V of Arendaal
Edvard IV
Consorts
   m1. Evelynn of Anglyn
   m2. Victoria of Breotonia
Children include
   Helene I of Arendaal
   Victoria, Queen of Franken
Helene I
Consort
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Grandchildren include
   Grand Duke Johann
Hathor III
Consort
   Elisabeth of Lorraine
Children include
   Rurik of Arendaal (married Clemence of Lorraine)
Karl V
Consort
   m1.Julienne of Cambria
   m2.Ekaterina of Serbovia
Children include
   Pieter II of Arendaal
   Alexandra,QueenofMontelimar
   CzarinaAnastasia, GornoAltai
   Juliette,Queen ofCambria
   Klarissa,Marquised'Hennessy
Pieter II
Consort
   m1.Nadia of GreatEngellex
   m2. Anna of Wiese
Children include
   Louisa I of Arendaal
   Liliana,TalemantineEmpress
   Isabella, Queen of Franken
   Gisela,Queen of Eiffelland
Louisa I
Consort
   Arthur of Breotonia
Children include
   Anders of Arendaal (married Elisabeth of Wiese)
   Eliana,QueenofEngellex
   Charlotte,QueenofMontelimar
Grand children include
   Niklaas IV of Arendaal
   Madeleine,Empress ofWiese
Niklaas IV
Consort
   Karolina of Franken
Children include
   Freya I of Arendaal
   Louise, Queen of Anglyn
   Laine, Marquise d'Hennessy
Freya I
Consort
   Jean of Montelimar
Children include
   Sven V of Arendaal
   Marie,TalemantineEmpress
   Alienora,Queen ofEiffelland
   Helena,Queen of Engellex
   Eliska, Queen of Cambria
Sven V
Consort
   Agneta of Suionia
Children include
   Edvard V of Arendaal
   Lena of Saxony (Wiese)
   Rikissa, Sultana of Hajr
   Varik of Arendaal
Edvard V
Consort
   Laura of Franken
Children include
   Soren of Arendaal
   Katarina,QueenofMontelimar
   Sophia of Arendaal
   Iselin of Arendaal
   Kristianna of Arendaal
   Svea of Arendaal
   Evelina of Arendaal
   Isabelle of Arendaal
   Adeliza of Arendaal
Nieces/nephews include
   Elisa, Princess of the Talemantine Empire

As the eldest child of perhaps the most powerful Royal couple in Europe, Gustav V was raised in Aren fashion. His rule was marked by a great deal of Talemantine influence, particularly until 1732 while his father was alive. Relations were somewhat strained with the Empire thereafter, when Gustav contested his brother's right to the Imperal Crown.


Gustav V's Queens, Jacqueline of Eiffelland (left) and Sophia of Zähringen (Wendmark) (right)

French and Germanic influences were also pronounced during his reign. The latter were thanks in part to Gustav's marriages to two German Princesses. He first wed Jaqueline, Princess of Eiffelland, who was the mother of his heir Beatrix I. After her death, he married Sophia of Zähringen (Wendmark). These marriages re-emphasized the German influence pronounced in he Empire of the North and Arendaal from the 16th century onwards, and the era ushered in the French influence which would continue throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.


Gustav V and his second wife, Sophia of Wendmark, with his children, including a young Crown Prince Greger (died young) and the future Queen Beatrix I

As the Talemantine nobility had no wish to cause a split in their Empire with a foreign ruler, and given Isacco Beniamino II's Talemantine upbringing, they did not support Gustav's imperial bid. Even his mother Queen Kristianna I opposed his attempts to gain the throne, though she had always doted on Gustav.


King Gustav V (left) with his parents Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire and Kristianna I of Arendaal, Empress of the North (center), and Gustav’s siblings, including Isacco Beniamino II (right), Liliana of Montelimar (far left) and Empress Heloise of Wiese (far right)

Gustav V was the first ruler of the House of Nareath to sit upon the throne of Arendaal (a branch of the House of Lundmark, and thus of the Kapétien Dynasty), which continues to rule the country today in the person of King Edvard V of Arendaal. His hand in the end of the Empire of the North means that he is not remembered fondly by posterity; but he is credited with instigating the period of Nareath glory that marked the beginning of the Englightenment. Like many 18th century monarchs, the cultured, eloquent Gustav V was devoted to the arts, notably to painting and music. His grandson King Edvard IV would later become famous for this pursuit.

King Gustav V was a proponent of what enlightened absolutism. He approved and collaborated on the development of a political constitution, eventually a series of Edicts, said to have anticipated the promulgation of the first true Aren Constitution of 1800.


Ball at the court of King Gustav V of Arendaal


The Emperor also promulgated the reform of the penal code that torture and its instruments, and developed and supported many social and economic reforms. Smallpox vaccination was made systematically available, and radical reforms were instituted to effect humane treatment of those deemed mentally ill, marking the beginnings of the "moral treatment" movement of modern times.

He did much to make education available to all: he not only subsidized education in the Empire of the North, but also tried to specifically facilitate the education in rural areas.

Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Gustav V of Arendaal, Emperor of the North and King of Arendaal married twice. Firstly to Princess Jacqueline of Eiffelland, daughter of the King of Eiffelland, in 1712. Their children included:

After Jacqueline's death in 1726, Gustav V married Princess Sophie of Zähringen (Wendmark) two years later. Their children included:

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SiblingsEdit


Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Gustav V of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
Emperor Horace XII of the Talemantine Empire
 
 
Isacco Beniamino I of the Talemantine Empire
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helene of Arendaal
 
 
Beniamino IX of the Talemantine Empire
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Talemantine Empress
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Talemantine Empress
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gustav V of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
Magnus II of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
Greger I of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diane of Breotonia
 
 
Crown Prince Frederik of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Michel I of Montelimar
 
 
Marie of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Montelimar
 
 
Kristianna I of Arendaal, Empress of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
King of Batavië
 
 
King of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Batavië
 
 
Johanna of Batavë
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See AlsoEdit

Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath

Empire of the North
Preceded by
Empress Kristianna I
1695 – 1715
Emperor of the North
1715 - 1735
Succeeded by
title defunct
Aren Regnal Titles
Preceded by
Queen Kristianna I
1695 – 1715
King of Arendaal
1715 – 1735
Succeeded by
Queen Beatrix I
1735 – 1762
Prince of Norseberg
1715 – 1735
Grand Duke of Emyn Arnen
1715 – 1735
Grand Duke of Nareath
1732 – 1735
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Queen Kristianna I
Crown Prince of Arendaal
Prince of Fjordholm

1696 - 1715
Succeeded by
Queen Beatrix I

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