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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born in Graz, Austria

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, detail
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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