Thursday, June 28, 2007

This Day in History Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Creator, Artist Name Carl Pietzner, Date of birth, death 1853 1927, Work location Austria.

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Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot to death in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The political objective of the assassination was to break off from Austria-Hungary her south-slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives are consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. "The Outrage", as the assassination came to be called, sparked the outbreak of World War I.

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