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Franz Fer·di·nand(frănz fûr′dn-ănd′, frănts, fränts) also Fran·cis Fer·di·nand (frăn′sĭs fûr′dn-ănd′) 1863-1914.
Austrian archduke whose assassination by a Serbian nationalist precipitated World War I.
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Franz Ferdinand(German frants ˈfɛrdinant)
(Biography) English name Francis Ferdinand. 1863–1914, archduke of Austria; heir apparent of Franz Josef I. His assassination contributed to the outbreak of World War I
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