Gavrilo Princip

1894 - 1918

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Gavrilo Princip (Serbian Cyrillic: Гаврило Принцип, pronounced [ɡǎʋrilo prǐntsiːp]; 25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was a Bosnian Serb member of Young Bosnia who sought an end to Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the age of 19, he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the Archduke's wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated as members of a nationalist secret society, aiming to remove Habsburg colonial rule, which initiated the July Crisis and led to the outbreak of World War I. At his trial, Princip stated that: "I am a Yugoslav nationalist, aiming for the unification of all Yugoslavs, and I do not care what form of state, but it must be free from Austria." Princip was sentenced to twenty years in prison, the maximum for his age, and was imprisoned at the Terezín fortress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gavrilo Princip has received more than 3,785,481 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 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 205Before him are Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, John Wilkes Booth, and Elizabeth Báthory. After him are Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Gilles de Rais, Man in the Iron Mask, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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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, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1918, Gavrilo Princip ranks 5Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, and Abdul Hamid II. After him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Egon Schiele, Mehmed V, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Georg Cantor.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gavrilo Princip ranks 1 out of 281After him are Ratko Mladić (1942), Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (1505), Rüstem Pasha (1500), Ivo Andrić (1892), Ante Pavelić (1889), Alija Izetbegović (1925), Goran Bregović (1950), Emir Kusturica (1954), Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1338), Lala Mustafa Pasha (1500), and Vladimir Prelog (1906).

Among EXTREMISTS In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among extremists born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gavrilo Princip ranks 1After him are Nedeljko Čabrinović (1895).