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Uniform coat worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the day of his assassination in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. His morganatic wife, Duchess Sophie Hohenberg, died with him. The assassination by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian, brought about the First World War.

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