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Airchduke Franz Ferdinand o Austrick

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, thare wis monie ither reasons for the stairt o the weir. Austrick declared weir on Serbie acause o the assassination.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Franz ferdinand.jpg
Airchduke o Austrick-Este
Pretence1875–1914
PredecessorFrancis II
SuccessorCharles
Born18 December 1863(1863-12-18)
Graz, Austrick Empire
Dee'd28 Juin 1914(1914-06-28) (aged 50)
Sarajevo, Austrick-Hungary
SpouseSophie, Duchess o Hohenberg
IssuePrincess Sophie o Hohenberg
Maximilian, Duke o Hohenberg
Prince Ernst o Hohenberg
HooseHoose o Habsburg-Lorraine
FaitherAirchduke Karl Ludwig o Austrick
MitherPrincess Maria Annunciata o the Twa Sicilies
ReleegionRoman Catholic
SeegnaturArchduke Franz Ferdinand's signature
Coat of Arms of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.svg

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 acome 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,


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  • 18 December 1863 – 20 November 1875 His Imperial an Ryal Highness Airchduke an Prince Francis Ferdinand o Austrick, Prince o Hungary, Bohemie an Croatie.
  • 20 November 1875 – 28 June 1914 His Imperial an Ryal Highness The Airchduke o Austrick-Este.

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