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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born in Graz, Austria

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, detail
12/18/1863
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was born into the Austrian ruling house and in 1889 became the heir to the Imperial throne of Austria-Hungary.  His assassination in Sarajevo in current-day Bosnia just over fifty years later precipitated the July Crisis that brought on the First World War.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Österreichische Rundschau, Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand, unser Thronfolger (Vienna, Austria: Österreichische Rundschau, 1913), 9.

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