Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria: Genehmigung (Weiternutzung dieser Datei) Public domain Public domain false false: Diese Datei ist gemeinfrei („public domain“), weil sie nur Allgemeingut enthält und die nötige Schöpfungshöhe nicht erreicht. He was married to Countess Sophie Chotek. This was otherwise not allowed due to the rules of their marriage. In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was invited to Sarajevo to inspect the troops by General Oskar Potiorek, the governor of Bosnia-Herzegovina, one of the Austrian provinces. English: Franz Ferdinand (1863–1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1889 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The result was world war. The assassination provided Austria-Hungary with an excuse to take action against Serbia. Born on December 18, 1863, the eldest son of Archduke Karl-Ludwig von Habsburg and his wife, Princess Annunziata di Borbone, Franz Ferdinand was third in line to the thrown of the Austro-Hungarian Empire upon his birth. 29. During July 1914 the situation escalated, pulling in the major European powers via the complex alliance relationships each had struck up with one another. Part of the appeal of the trip was that his wife, Sophie, would be not only welcomed but also allowed to ride in the same car with him. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand outraged Austria-Hungary. Introduction ↑.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Self: Pathé's Weekly, No. Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este’s (1863-1914) life has been largely overshadowed by his assassination in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Public domain Public domain false false: Dieses Werk ist gemeinfrei, weil seine urheberrechtliche Schutzfrist abgelaufen ist. This is unfortunate, because from personal and political perspectives it sheds important light on the Habsburg Monarchy, whose throne he was to inherit, as well as on the origins of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand interrupting the Mayor's welcome speech at Sarajevo's city hall, 28 June 1914.