Franz Ferdinand Biography

Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne.

His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. This caused the Central Powers and the Allies of World War I to declare war on each other, starting World War I. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Franz Ferdinand
Nationality:
Austria-Hungary
Profession:
Politician
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
December 18, 1863
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
June 28, 1914
Age at Death:
50
Cause of Death:
Assassination, Ballistic trauma
Marriages
Franz Ferdinand Timeline
  • 1914-06-28
    Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
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