Gavrilo Princip

1894 - 1918

Gavrilo Princip

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 a nationalist secret society, 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 freed 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 3,144,736 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Gavrilo Princip ranks 5 out of 182Before him are Jack the Ripper, Elizabeth Báthory, John Wilkes Booth, and Charles Manson. After him are Osama bin Laden, Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Andrei Chikatilo, and Ulrike Meinhof.

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Among people born in 1894, Gavrilo Princip ranks 3Before him are Nikita Khrushchev and Rudolf Hess. After him are Aldous Huxley, Edward VIII, John Ford, Boris III of Bulgaria, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Jean Renoir, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, 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 Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Egon Schiele, Mehmed V, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Georg Cantor, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Georg Simmel.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gavrilo Princip ranks 1 out of 182After him are Ivo Andrić (1892), Ratko Mladić (1942), Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (1505), Alija Izetbegović (1925), Ante Pavelić (1889), Emir Kusturica (1954), Goran Bregović (1950), Vladimir Prelog (1906), Prince Marko (1335), Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1338), and Biljana Plavšić (1930).

Among EXTREMISTS In Bosnia and Herzegovina

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