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Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
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Born (1863-12-18)December 18, 1863
Graz, Austrian Empire
Died June 28, 1914(1914-06-28) (aged 50)
Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary
Spouse Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
Issue Princess Sophie of Hohenberg
Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg
Prince Ernst of Hohenberg
Father Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Maria Annunciata of the Two Sicilies

Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef of Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este (Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef; German: Erzherzog von Österreich-Este) (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was an Archduke (like a prince) of Austria and, from 1896 until his death, next in line to be the emperor of the former country called Austria-Hungary. He was killed in the city Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. Because of this, Austria declared war against Serbia, which started the first World War.

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