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  1. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated on 28 June 1914 by Bosnian Serb student Gavrilo Princip, shot at close range while being driven through Sarajevo, the provincial capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, formally annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908.

  2. Gavrilo Princip Гаврило Принцип Gavrilo Princip in his prison cell c. 1915 Born (1894-07-25) 25 July 1894 Obljaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary (de jure Ottoman Empire) Died 28 April 1918 (1918-04-28) (aged 23) Terezín, Bohemia Austria-Hungary Resting place Vidovdan Heroes Chapel, Sarajevo 43°52′0.76″N 18°24′38.88″E  /  43.8668778°N 18.4108000°E ...

  3. Austria-Hungary: Emperor Franz Josef - Franz Joseph ruled the Austrian Empire for 68 years. When the heir to his throne, Archduke Ferdinand, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, he declared war on Serbia beginning World War I. Franz Joseph died during the war in 1916 and was succeeded by Charles I.

  4. Oct 01, 2021 · Having obtained an assurance of German support, Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum on October 17, 1913, to compel Serbia to withdraw from the Albanian borderlands. This, however, did not solve for Austria-Hungary the Southern Slav question, which emerged again in an acute form with the assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand ...

  5. Sep 23, 2021 · Coincidence contributed to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but not as the above story embellished. On June 28, 1914, Ferdinand and his wife traveled through Sarajevo. Nedjelko Cabrinovic, a Serbian nationalist angry about his country's annexation by Austria-Hungary, threw a bomb at their car.

  6. Exactly five years after the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Treaty of Versailles is signed between the Allies and Germany at Versailles, officially ending the Great War. Many people in France and Britain are appalled that there is to be no trial for the German Kaiser or the other war leaders of the Central Powers.

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