"...In this photo, taken in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, a visiting Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Czech Countess Sophie Chotek, are departing a reception at City Hall. Earlier that morning, on the way to the hall, their motorcade had been attacked by one of a group of Serbian nationalist assassins, whose bomb damaged one car and injured dozens of bystanders. After this photo was taken, the Archduke and his wife climbed into the open car, headed for a nearby hospital to visit the…

World War I in Photos: Introduction

"...In this photo, taken in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, a visiting Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Czech Countess Sophie Chotek, are departing a reception at City Hall. Earlier that morning, on the way to the hall, their motorcade had been attacked by one of a group of Serbian nationalist assassins, whose bomb damaged one car and injured dozens of bystanders. After this photo was taken, the Archduke and his wife climbed into the open car, headed for a nearby hospital to visit the…

WWI Centennial: Archduke Ferdinand Is Murdered in Sarajevo | Mental Floss

Today in History: Archduke Ferdinand Is Murdered in Sarajevo

WWI Centennial: Archduke Ferdinand Is Murdered in Sarajevo

The man who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and started WW I. Can you imagine being the person to start a world war?

The man who killed Arch Duke Ferdinand and started WW I Increíble por un hombre se mancho la humanidad

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark WW1.

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Extremely Rare Historical Photos photos), Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 28 June 1914

Treaty of Versailles - one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Treaty of Versailles - one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

In honor of the centennial of World War I, we're remembering the momentous period of history that forever changed the world as we know it. July 1914 was the month that changed the world. On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and just five weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. But how did it all happen?

The month that changed the world: a timeline to war

July 1914 was the month that changed the world. On 28 June Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and just five weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. But how did it all happen?

3 months of lurking summed up in 1 post - Imgur

3 months of lurking summed up in 1 post

Let's not forget the part about how the last guy just happened to be on that street to see the Archduke take the wrong turn because he was supposedly buying a sandwich. << "what a crazy random happenstance"

The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in 1914. Getty

BEGINNING OF WWI in 1914 (bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in triggered WWI, from this one man and traveled down a thousand veins of alliances, to millions dead, frozen and starved. It's one hell of a coat)

Gavrilo Princip, (13 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I

Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on June this guy started WWI

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is visiting a hot-air balloon. Hand-colored lantern slide. Around 1910.

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is visiting a hot-air balloon. Around (Photo by Oesterreichsches Volkshochschularchiv/Imagno/Getty Images)

This failed assassination attempt on the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was followed by a successful one, leading to the first world war.

Europe veers to the right at its peril

Franz Ferdinand was shot dead on 28 June Five weeks later the world was at war.

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Jun 28, 1914: Archduke Ferdinand assassinated

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Jun Archduke Ferdinand assassinated

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 28 June 1914

Rare historical photos (Large Collection)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 28 June 1914

This shows the archduke Franz Ferdinand and hid wife Sofia. This was in the day of their assassination.

Curses! Archduke Franz Ferdinand and His Astounding Death Car

Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to the imperial throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire had a serpent tattooed on his hip. Pictured with his wife Countess Sophie nee Chotek.

Arresting Princip’s fellow conspirator Nedeljko Cabrinovic after a failed attempt to kill the Archduke on the same day

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Nivelle offensive - when the lambs refused to march to the slaughter

Police in Sarajevo arrest a man after a failed assassination attempt on the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

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