Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg March 1, 1868-June 28, 1914 assassinated in Sarajevo with her husband Archduke Franz Ferdinand
On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. Here they are five minutes before the assassination.
June 28th 1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary's throne and his wife, Sophie, are assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, while the couple were visiting Sarajevo.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the final link in a chain of events that brought World War I to Europe.