Francis Ferdinand


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Francis Fer·di·nand

 (fûr′dn-ănd′)
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Fran′cis Fer′dinand


n.
1863–1914, archduke of Austria: his assassination precipitated the outbreak of World War I.
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Noun1.Francis Ferdinand - archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph IFrancis Ferdinand - archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph I; his assassination at Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I (1863-1914)
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Eyewitness to the Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. 978-1503816039.
In which Bosnian city was Francis Ferdinand assassinated in 1914, precipitating World War I?
Which war was sparked off by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo?
"Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and the Princess of Hohenberg, his morganatic wife, were shot dead yesterday by a student in the main street of the Bosnian capital a short time after they had escaped death from a bomb hurled at the royal auto.
This new novel, the first of a planned trilogy, begins on the evening of 28 June 1914 when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria Hungary and his wife, were assassinated in Sarajevo by Bosnian, Gavrilo Princep.
WHO assassinated Francis Ferdinand of Austria in 1914?