Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

1863 - 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was the heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary. His assassination in Sarajevo is considered the most immediate cause of World War I. Franz Ferdinand was the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, the younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Following the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf in 1889 and the death of Karl Ludwig in 1896, Franz Ferdinand became the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His courtship of Sophie Chotek, a lady-in-waiting, caused conflict within the imperial household, and their morganatic marriage in 1900 was only allowed after he renounced his descendants' rights to the throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria has received more than 5,532,197 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ranks 7 out of 559Before him are Elizabeth II, Ramesses II, Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, Henry VIII of England, and Akihito. After him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Lucrezia Borgia, Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and Ragnar Lodbrok.

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Among people born in 1863, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ranks 3Before him are Edvard Munch and Henry Ford. After him are Pierre de Coubertin, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Signac, Swami Vivekananda, Pietro Mascagni, Arthur Henderson, Henry van de Velde, Constantine P. Cavafy, and George Herbert Mead. Among people deceased in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ranks 1After him are Pope Pius X, Frédéric Mistral, Charles Sanders Peirce, Bertha von Suttner, Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Jean Jaurès, Carol I of Romania, George Westinghouse, Georg Trakl, and August Weismann.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ranks 13 out of 799Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), and Stefan Zweig (1881). After him are Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Karl Popper (1902), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Niki Lauda (1949), and Johann Strauss II (1825).

Among NOBLEMEN In Austria

Among noblemen born in Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ranks 2Before him are Marie Antoinette (1755). After him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351), Mariana of Austria (1634), Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (1842), Elizabeth of Austria (1526), Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427), William, Duke of Austria (1370), Leopold IV, Duke of Austria (1371), and Princess Alexandra of Hanover (1882).

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