Photos The Austrian Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.


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Jan 3, 2014
The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife going to his car in Sarajevo, saluted by the lordmajor and his court in 1914. Afterwards the Archduke and his wife was killed by a bomb, which was thrown by a serb, driveing through the city Sarajevo.

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And the rest is history although the bomb didnt kill them?, The Duke and Sophie were killed by a gunman.
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On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosniak) coordinated by Danilo Ilić, a Bosnian Serb and a member of the Black Hand secret society. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's South Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war.

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