• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Assassination of Arch Duke Francis Ferdinand on 28th June 1914.

Extracts from this document...


The Assassination of Arch Duke Francis Ferdinand on 28th June 1914 Francis Ferdinand was born on December 18th, 1863, Graz, Austria and died on June 28th, 1914, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Austrian Archduke's assassination triggered off World War I. Francis Ferdinand was the oldest son of the archduke Charles Louis, who was the brother of the emperor Francis Joseph. ...read more.


But the bomb rebounded of the side of the car and hit an office building behind them, injuring just one man inside. In the second part of their journey, Francis and his wife were not so lucky. The "Black Hand Gang" had set themselves up around the area Francis and Sophie were driving. As they carried on driving, there was a "Black Hand Gang" member, called Gavrilo Princip(Serb nationalist) ...read more.


After a trial in Sarajevo, Princip was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment, on October 28th, 1914, the maximum penalty allowed for a person under the age of twenty on the day of his crime. Probably ill before his imprisonment, Princip underwent amputation of an arm because of tuberculosis of the bone and died in a hospital near his prison. A month later after the assassination by the Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at Sarajevo, World War I began with Austria's declaration of the war against Serbia. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE International relations 1900-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE International relations 1900-1939 essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Who was to blame for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914? ...

    4 star(s)

    This portrays that there was a lot of security and supports the blame that it was planned plot by trained assassins because if there was a lot of police at the scene the assassins must have planned it to perfection without being discovered until after the assassination.

  2. Why did the Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand Start WW1?

    Russia their ally declared war on Austria. Germany tried the same as previously and told Russia to back down but Russia was ready and did not so Germany declared war on Russia. This was the spark in the gigantic bonfire of causes that started the First World War.

  1. To what extent did nationalism within the Austria-Hungarian Empire contribute to the outbreak of ...

    Her presentation of her demands and policies, particularly the interventions of the Kaiser, were diplomatic catastrophes and plainly extremely provocative. 6. Relations with Britain: When Britain launched the Dreadnought in 1906 all previous battleships were rendered obsolete and the navy race became desperate.

  2. Franz Ferdinand Assasination

    Firstly, the authorities had allowed the Archduke and his Duchess to travel in an opened topped car. This allowed any assasins from the black hand to shoot at them. Also the major mistake the police did was, that they published the route of the Archduke and his wife.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work