Profile of the Day: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Posted December 18, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

On December 18, 1863, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was born. Ferdinand became the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian thone after his cousin, Crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide and his father, Archduke Karl Ludwig, renounced the throne shortly after. Ferdinand’s assassination in 1914 sparked the outbreak of World War I.

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