Monday, 25 February 2013

The importance of the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

On June 28, 1914 the Archduke Franz, and his wife, Archduchess Sophia were killed in a shotting by Gavrilo Princip, a memeber of a Serbian extremist group, called the Black Hand. The two had got in a limousine and were passing the crowds when a person throw a bomb into their limousine. The Archduke bravley throw the bomb away, neither he nor his wife was hurt in the explosion. When the limousine continued to pass, the young Serbian extremist jumped into there limousine and then proceeded to shot the pear, the two were dead within minutes. This assasination lead to anger and rage between the Austro-Hungarian Emperor and the Serbian nation. Other countries soon began to pick sides, which lead to World War 1. This is why the Assasination of Franz and his wife was important to the causes of World War 1.


  1. Matt, you have provided a clear picture of what happened that fateful day. Do you think the assassination was the most significant factor contributing to World War I?

  2. Why did the assassination spiral out of control into the events of WWI?

  3. I strongly believe that the assassination just fuelled up the conflict between Serbia and Austria, these two nations already did not like each other and the assassination created a bigger conflict. which cause other nations to choose sides