90 Miles From Tyranny : Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914


Marking The Beginning Of World War 1


Franz Ferdinand (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince ofHungary and of Bohemia, and from 1889 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne.[1]

His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. This caused the Central Powers(including Germany and Austria-Hungary) and the Allies of World War I (countries allied with Serbia or Serbia's allies) to declare war on each other, starting World War I.[2][3][4]

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