- As the chauffeur of the archduke’s car fumbled with the gears, while attempting to reverse the motorcar back on to the correct road, Gavrilo Princip was able to walk up to the stationary car and shoot the occupants from close range. Franz Ferdinand was shot in the neck and Sophie in the abdomen—both died before receiving any medical assistance.
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Jun 26, 2014 · As the cars attempted to reverse back onto the Appel Quay, Princip whipped out his pistol and fired two shots at the archduke from point-blank range, piercing him in the neck and also striking...
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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. The killings ...
- An Unpopular Archduke and An Unpopular Day
- The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
- The Aftermath
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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Apr 18, 2017 · It was thanks to this coincidence that he was able to draw his gun and, with incredible proximity to the royal couple, fire the shots which would end their lives. Franz Ferdinand was hit in the neck, Sophie in the stomach: within minutes, both were dead. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 1914 | © Csh012 / Wikimedia Commons The aftermath
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