Gavrilo Princip

Birthday
25, 1894
Death Date
Apr 28, 1918 (23)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1894
Death Date
Apr 28, 1918 (23)

About

Bosnian assassin who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in June 1914. His actions set in motion a chain of events which eventually led to World War I.

Before Fame

He was expelled from school in 1912 for protesting the Austro-Hungarian regime.

Trivia

Following his imprisonment, he unsuccessfully attempted suicide via cyanide and a pistol before eventually dying of tuberculosis.

Family Life

Six of his siblings died in infancy.

Associated With

The pistol he used to assassinate Franz Ferdinand was put on display at the Museum of Military History in Vienna in 2004..

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