Franz ferdinand and sophie arrived at the town hall the archduke was furious at the assassination attempt, cancelled the tour and demanded to be taken to the hospital to visit the wounded 1914 28th june (1050am. On the morning of june 28, 1914, a 19-year-old bosnian nationalist named gavrilo princip shot and killed sophie and franz ferdinand, the future heir to the throne of austria-hungary (the second-largest empire in europe) in the bosnian capital of sarajevo. A hundred years ago today, a teenager fired the bullet that sparked the chain of events leading to the first world war the assassination of the austrian archduke franz ferdinand on 28 june 1914.
The assassination of archduke franz ferdinand of austria and his wife, sophie, was the event that started world war 1 the assassination was planned by a group of six people (one bosniak and five serbs) that were part of the young bosnia movement. Franz ferdinand was born in graz, austria-hungary on the 18th of july 1863, as the son of archduke karl ludwig of austria and maria annunziata of bourbon-sicily franz's mother died when he was 8 years old, after which karl ludwig remarried maria theresia of bragança. The english translation, “the murder of archduke franz ferdinand at sarajevo, 28 june 1914” appeared in the new york world, 29 june 1924 reprinted in john carey, ed, eyewitness to history (new york: avon, 1987), 441–443. The assassination of archduke franz ferdinand, 100 years ago on the eve of the assassination’s centennial, find out how a teenage serbian nationalist provided the spark for world war i author.
12 history 91230 the assassination of franz ferdinand by erin jaggard introduction the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand in sarajevo on 28th june, 1914 is often regarded as the event that triggered the first world war. How did the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand happen this cartoon cartoon will show you simple history gives you the facts, simple the assassination of franz ferdinand i prelude. Assassination of archduke franz ferdinand, and his wife, the duchess of hohenberg the assasination of archduke franz ferdinand on june 28, 1914, the heir to the habsburg throne, archduke franz ferdinand, and his wife were both assassinated in the capital of bosnia, sarajevo. It’s hard to think of another event in the troubled 20th century that had quite the shattering impact of the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand at sarajevo on june 28, 1914. The assassination of franz ferdinand: 28th june 1914 franz ferdinand, aged 51, was heir to the austro-hungarian empire he was married to sophie chotek von chotvoka and had three children.
Captions, photographs, maps, graphics and commentary explain how the assassination of austria-hungary’s archduke franz ferdinand triggered world war one events are traced from the shooting by. I write articles about politics and world history check out my library or message me if you are interested in learning more it is a historically accepted fact that the immediate flash-point that caused the first world war was the assassination of the austrian archduke, franz ferdinand, on june 28. The assassination of franz ferdinand updated tuesday 3rd december 2013 on 28 june 1914, gavrilo princip, a serbian nationalist, assassinated the austrian heir to the throne, archduke franz ferdinand and his wife sophie in the bosnian capital sarajevo.
Archduke franz ferdinand was heir to the throne of austria on 28 june 1914, he and his wife were shot dead by serb nationalist gavrilo princip with german support, austria attempted to use the assassinations as a chance to crush serbia. Franz ferdinand was an archduke of austria-este and was entitled to inherit the throne of austria-hungaryhe was assassinated along with his wife in sarajevo, an event that led to the first world warhere are 10 interesting facts about the life and assassination of archduke franz ferdinand. Franz ferdinand's assassination on june 28, 1914, at the hand of a serbian terrorist group the black hand, led to the beginning of world war i austrian archduke franz ferdinand was born on.
One of the most significant assassinations in history took place on 28th june, 1914, when austrian archduke franz ferdinand and his wife were gunned down in sarajevo, bosnia. The assassination of franz ferdinand is known universally as the central event that kick started world war i those two bullets fired on a sunny june morning in 1914 catapulted the world into a power struggle that would continue into the cold war.
Franz ferdinand was born franz ferdinand karl ludwig joseph on dec 18, 1863 in graz, austria he was the eldest son of archduke carl ludwig and nephew to emperor franz josef he was educated by private tutors throughout his early years franz ferdinand's military career franz ferdinand was destined. Facts about the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand in june 1914, archduke franz ferdinand was in bosnia to observe the military maneuvers on the command from emperor franz joseph little did he know that a squad of assassins was waiting for him on the streets of sarajevo. The assassination of the archduke franz ferdinand was the trigger that led to the start of world war i franz ferdinand was born in the city of graz, austria on december 18, 1863.