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    The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination's 100th Anniversary is today.

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    A photograph of the blood-soaked uniform Archduke Franz Ferdinand was wearing when he was assassinated in June 1914.

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Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg March 1, 1868-June 28, 1914 assassinated in Sarajevo with her husband Archduke Franz Ferdinand was a Bohemian (Czech) aristocrat from the then-Kingdom of Bohemia, the morganatic wife of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria who refusing to renounce her were married July 1, 1900. Their assassination together while on an official visit to Sarajevo sparked World War I. She was granted the title of Duchess of Hohenberg with the style of Highness in 1909

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.

The bloodstained coat worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was slain by Gavrilo Prinzip in Sarajevo, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark World War I | Amazing Vintage Photos Retell Historical Moments - DesignTAXI.com

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 Erie Daily Times reports on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in its June 29, 1914 issue. The assassinations were highly controversial and thought to have played a role in the beginning of World War I.

June 28, 1914: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking a chain of events leading to the start of World War I.

Bloodstained coat worn by Franz Ferdinand when he was killed in 1914. The assassination triggered WWI

28 June 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophie the day they were killed

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A photo of a very young Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Habsburg-Este 1863 – 1914

The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in 1914, triggering the First World War. (Getty)