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Franz Ferdinand (Royalty)
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    (December 18, 1863-June 28, 1914)
    Nephew of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria-Hungary
    Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army
    (1883)
    Reached the rank of general (1896)
    Became heir to the throne after the death of both the emperor's son and brother (Franz's father)
    Married Sophie von Chotkovato (1899)
    Inspector General, Austro-Hungarian Army (1913)
    Targeted for assassination by the Black Hand, a Serbian organization that feared Ferdinand would make Serbian independence more difficult
    Traveled in cars to Sarajevo for an official visit
    His driver managed to get his car away from a hand grenade thrown at him
    Two other members of the procession and about twelve bystanders were injured
    Later shot, along with his wife, when his convoy took a wrong turn
    Last words were 'It is nothing'
    Died shortly afterwards at the Governor's residence
    His assassination caused Austria-Hungary to invade Serbia, igniting the First World War.
    The man who shot him, Gavrilo Princip, was not aiming his gun and hit him right through the jugular vein by luck.
    Princip was actually on the wrong road and would have completely missed him if he had taken the right one.
    He got his wife killed as well as himself.
    He became heir to the throne only because the two previous ones died.
    His assassination was not really incited by any misdeeds (it was political).
    He was shot while going to the hospital to see the victims of the earlier attack.
    He said of his wife, 'Soph is a treasure, I am indescribably happy. She looks after me so much, I am doing wonderfully.'
    Namesake for a rock band.

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