Archduke Francis Ferdinand: Outbreak Of World War I

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Archduke Francis Ferdinand (December 18, 1863 - June 28, 1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia. In June 1914, he and his wife were assassinated by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia and a month later, Austria-Hungary declared war against Serbia. This caused the Central Powers including Germany and Austria-Hungary and Serbia 's allies to declare war on each other and sparked the beginning of World War I. Archduke Francis Ferdinand was significant because his assassination created a series of events that led to the outbreak of the Great War.

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