Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFranz Ferdinand of Austria
|Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia|
December 18, 1863|
Graz, Austrian Empire
|Died||June 28, 1914
|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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Château Konopiště in Bohemia – summer residence of Franz Ferdinand and his family
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