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Gavrilo Princip

1894 - 1918

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Gavrilo Princip (Serbian Cyrillic: Гаврило Принцип, pronounced [ɡǎʋrilo prǐntsip]; 25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was a Bosnian Serb student who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip was born in western Bosnia to a poor Serb family. At the age of 13, he was sent to Sarajevo, the capital of Austrian-occupied Bosnia, to study at the Merchants’ School before transferring to the gymnasium where he became politically aware. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gavrilo Princip has received more than 5,045,095 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Gavrilo Princip is the 5th most popular extremist, the most popular biography from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the most popular Bosnian, Herzegovinian Extremist.

Gavrilo Princip is most famous for assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. This assassination led to the start of World War I.

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Among extremists, Gavrilo Princip ranks 5 out of 209Before him are Jack the Ripper, John Wilkes Booth, Charles Manson, and Elizabeth Báthory. After him are Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Man in the Iron Mask, Gilles de Rais, and Ted Kaczynski.

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Among people born in 1894, Gavrilo Princip ranks 2Before him is Nikita Khrushchev. After him are Rudolf Hess, Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris III of Bulgaria, John Ford, Jean Renoir, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1918, Gavrilo Princip ranks 5Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Gustav Klimt, Abdul Hamid II, and Claude Debussy. After him are Mehmed V, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Egon Schiele, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, and Georg Cantor.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gavrilo Princip ranks 1 out of 320After him are Ratko Mladić (1942), Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (1505), Ivo Andrić (1892), Alija Izetbegović (1925), Ante Pavelić (1889), Emir Kusturica (1954), Valerius Severus (300), Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1338), Goran Bregović (1950), Lala Mustafa Pasha (1500), and Prince Marko (1335).

Among EXTREMISTS In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among extremists born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gavrilo Princip ranks 1