Full Name: Franz Ferdinand
Profession: Archduke of Austria
Why Famous: Assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serbian terrorist group "Black Hand" helping trigger the start of World War I.
- 1900-07-01 Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (36) weds countess Sophie Chotek (32) in Reichstadt, Bohemia
- 1914-06-28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI