Airchduke Franz Ferdinand o Austrick

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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Airchduke o Austrick-Este
Pretence 1875–1914
Predecessor Francis II
Successor Charles
Spouse Sophie, Duchess o Hohenberg
Issue
Princess Sophie o Hohenberg
Maximilian, Duke o Hohenberg
Prince Ernst o Hohenberg
Hoose Hoose o Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Airchduke Karl Ludwig o Austrick
Mother Princess Maria Annunciata o Bourbon-Twa Sicilies
Born 18 December 1863(1863-12-18)
Graz, Austrick Empire
Died 28 Juin 1914(1914-06-28) (agit 50)
Sarajevo, Austrick-Hungary
Signature
Religion Roman Catholic

Franz Ferdinand von Habsburg (18t December, 1863 - 28t Juin, 1914) wis the airchduke o Austrick an a heir o the Austrian Empire. He wis assassinatit in 1914 in Sarajevo bi Gavrilo Princip that wis a member o Black Haund, a group o Serbie naitionalists. This wis ane o the things that triggert Warld War I; houaniver, there wis monie ither reasons for the stairt o the weir. Austrick declared weir on Serbie acause o the assassination.

Franz Ferdinand wis a nephew o the Emperor Franz Josef o Austrick. He becam the heir o the empire aifter his cousin Croun Prince Ludwig kilt hissel, an his faither Karl Ludwig dee'd. He mairiet the coontess Sophie Cothek. Some fowk wis agin thair mairiage acause Sophie wis relatively laich-rankit. Thair mairiage wis alloued unner the condeetion that thair bairns wadna become the emperor or empress in the futur. His uncle, the Emperor Franz Joseph, didna come tae thair waddin ceremony. His wife wis murthert at the same time as he wis.

The bullet fired bi Gavrilo Princip in the Airchduke's assassination, whiles cawed "the bullet that stairtit Warld Weir I", is stored as a museum exhibit in the Konopiště Castle in the toun o Konopiště,