Birth Name: Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Joseph von Habsburg-Lo
Born: 18 December 1863 Died: 28 June 1914
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Duchess Sophie von Hohenberg
Franz Ferdinand (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1889 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. This caused Germany and Austria-Hungary, and countries allied with Serbia (the Triple Alliance Powers) to declare war on each other, starting World War I.
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