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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

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Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia

Spouse Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Prince Ernst von Hohenberg
Father Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Princess Maria Annunciata of the Two Sicilies
Born December 18, 1863(1863-12-18)
Graz, Austrian Empire
Died June 28, 1914(1914-06-28) (aged 50)
Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary

Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef of Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este (Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef; German: Erzherzog von Österreich-Este) (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was an Archduke (like a prince) of Austria and, from 1896 until his death, next in line to be the emperor of the former country called Austria-Hungary. He was killed in the city Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. Because of this, Austria declared war against Serbia, which started the first World War.

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Preceded by
Francis V
Archduke of Austria-Este
Succeeded by
Archduke Charles
Preceded by
Francis V
Duke of Modena
Succeeded by
Archduke Charles