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.
Feb 09, 2010 · Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
Signature. Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was the heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary. His assassination in Sarajevo is considered the most immediate cause of World War I . Franz Ferdinand was the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, the younger brother of ...
Jun 28, 2021 · An artistic rendering of Gavrilo Princip's assassination of Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, which sparked World War I, on June 28, 1914.
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Jun 28, 2019 · Via History.com. On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The killings sparked a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I by early August.
He was the Crown Prince and Heir Apparent to the throne of the Austria-Hungary Empire with the title of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria. His assassination by a Serbian nationalist on June 28, 1914 in the Bosnian capital city of Sarajevo was the trigger that started World War I, a war lasting for over four years involving all of Europe and the United States.
- December 18, 1863
Franz Ferdinand was the Archduke of Austria in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip on June 28th in 1914. His assassination was one of the most significant events of the 20th century, because historians consider it to be the event that sparked World War I .