When did Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria die?
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria died on 1914-06-28.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated, along with his wife, in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Balkan state had been occupied by Austria-Hungary under the Congress of Berlin (1878), and was treated as a province although still considered the sovereign territory of the Ottoman Empire.
Nineteen-year-old Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, while Ferdinand was traveling through Sarajevo, a city in Austria-Hungary. Princip was a member of the Black Hand (a Serbian terrorist organization). He shot Ferdinand in the throat and his wife Sophia in her stomach. Franz Ferdinand cried out, "Sopherl! Sopherl! Don't die! Keep alive for our children!" Princip swallowed poison, but the poison failed and he was caught by an angry crowd and beaten…
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863-1914) and his wife Sophie were killed by assassins in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on June 28, 1914. They were shot by Gavrilo Princip around 1:15 PM local time. They had visited those injured by a grenade attack on their motorcade (10 AM), and attended a reception at the Sarajevo town hall.