Who was the heir to the throne of Austria Hungary?
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the throne of Austria - Hungary in 1914. He was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his wife Sophie. Ferdinand was shot by 19 year old Gavro Princip, a member of a group of Bosnian Serb seperatists. Ferdinand was not a hugely popular figure but his death at the hands of Serbian backed assassins was the catalyst for the first world war. Francis Ferdinand
Serbia was, Austria-Hungary was not. Austria-Hungary was one of the Central Powers, and the most important after Germany. These two nations were enemies, and WWI actually began as a war between these two, when the Austrians went to war against Serbia, in revenge for the Serbian intelligence service backing and bankrolling plotters who murdered the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Russia then came to the assistance of tiny Serbia, triggering the alliances which dragged…
He was an archduke, an heir to the Austrian Hungarian throne who was assassinated by a member of The Black Hand, Princeipt. he was the arch duke of Austria Hungary and was the first in line for the throne of the country. Franz Ferdinand would have become one of the most influential men in the world. He was to become emperor of Austria-Hungary, and, had he not been assassinated, Austria- Hungary might still have survived…
Franz Ferdinand was called the new oppressor of Serbia because he was heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Emperor Franz Joseph had promised limited autonomy to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Congress of Berlin in 1878 but reneged in 1908 and decided to annex them instead. Radicals decided to assassinate the heir to prompt a fight with Austria-Hungary.
The assassination started the diplomatic crisis that led to the outbreak of World War I. The Archduke was the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary; Austria-Hungary blamed Serbians for helping with the assassination. After negotiations and ultimatums failed, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which set off a chain reaction of alliances that began the World War.
Beacause of on 28th June 1914 Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo, by a Serbian nationalist. Convinced that the Serbian government had conspired against them, Austria-Hungary issued Serbia an unacceptable ultimatum, then they declared the war on Serbia on 28th July 1914.
Short Answer: A group of Bosnian assassins killed the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. The assassination took place in Serbia, so Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia and declared war. Serbia got Russia's help, so Austria-Hungary got Germany's help, so France joined. When Germany marched through Belgium to get to France, Britain stepped in to help Belgium. WW1 had started. (Sorry it wasn't that short after all)
During world war one, Austria and Hungary were one and was known as Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary was allied with Germany and Italy and they made up the Triple Alliance, made in 1882. However, as soon as the war started, Italy left the alliance; they said that since Austria-Hungary was technically declaring war on Serbia (because Serbians had murdered the heir to the Austrian throne), it was not a defensive war and Italy did not have to…
When Austria-Hungary's heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the 'Black Hands', Austria-Hungary, who were feeling confident due to the support Germany had promised them, demanded Serbia to hand over the assassin together with the leaders of the 'Black Hands'. When Serbia failed to do so, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.