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  1. Jun 28, 2014 · The footprints of Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, marking the spot from which he fired the bullets which killed the archduke, photographed in 1955 The weapons Princip used in the attack, on display in...

  2. 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.

    • An Unpopular Archduke and An Unpopular Day
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    • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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    In 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to both the Habsburg throne and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was not a popular man, having married a woman who – while a Countess – was deemed far below his station, and their children had been barred from the succession. Nevertheless, he was the heir and had both interests in the state and state commitm...

    One man in particular who took particular umbrage at this event was Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb had devoted his life to protecting Serbia, no matter the consequences. Assassinations and other politically charged murders were not out of the question for Princip. Despite being more bookish than charismatic, he managed to enlist the support of a s...

    On Sunday June 28th, 1914, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie traveled in a motorcade through Sarajevo; their car was open topped and there was little security. The would-be assassins positioned themselves at intervals along the route. Initially, one assassin threw a bomb, but it rolled off the convertible roof and exploded against the wheel of a ...

    No one in Austria-Hungary’s government was particularly upset by Franz Ferdinand’s death; indeed, they were more relieved he was not going to cause any more constitutional problems. Across the capitals of Europe, few other people were overly upset, except the Kaiser in Germany, who had tried to cultivate Franz Ferdinand as a friend and ally. As suc...

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  4. Browse 494 assassination of archduke ferdinand stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, a few hours before his assassination. Franz Ferdinand, , Archduke of Austria-Este, Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary , Assassination of Sarajevo: Franz Ferdinand and his wife ...

  5. Gavrilo Princip. Ferdinand and Sophie departed their estate for Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 23. Having received multiple warnings to cancel the trip, the archduke knew that danger potentially ...

  6. Franz Ferdinand*18.12.1863-+Archduke of Austria-EsteCrown Prince of Austria-HungaryAssassination of SarajevoFirst lay out of the coffins- July 1914. The jacket worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28th 1914.