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

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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.

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