WORLD WAR ONE FACTS

Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand Facts

Photo of Archduke Ferdinand
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, in June of 1914 led directly to the outbreak of World War One. Although there were many causes of World War One this assassination, as most kids have read in their history books, was the spark that led to hostilities. Below are a list of interesting facts about this event including when the assassination occurred, where the Archduke was assassinated, and how it led to the outbreak of WW1.

Background to the Assassination

Facts about the Assassination of the Archduke

Aftermath of the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand