Also on these boards
July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia, Starts WWI On this day in 1914, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The “domino effect” of alliance obligations that ensued effectively started World War I.
Rudolf (1858 – 1889) Archduke of Austria and Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. In 1889, he died in a suicide pact with his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera, at the Mayerling hunting lodge, making Franz Ferdinand's father Karl Ludwig first in line to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire..
Gavrilo Pricip, a 19-year old Bosnian Serb, shot the archduke and his wife . He killed the archduke. He was part of a terrorist group, called the Black Hand. They wanted Bosnia to be free from Austria- Hungary and for it to become part of Serbia.
Elisabeth, Queen of Hungary and Empress of Austria
Franz Joseph I (* 18. August 1830 in Wien-Schönbrunn; † 21. November 1916 ebenda) aus dem Haus Habsburg-Lothringen war seit der Abdankung seines Onkels Ferdinand I. 1848 bis zu seinem Tod 1916 Kaiser von Österreich, König von Böhmen etc. und Apostolischer König von Ungarn.