Franz Ferdinand Archduke of Austria
- Category : 1863-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (2,10,16,20,29)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, who, from 1896 until his death, was heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
He married Sophie Chotek (born 1 March 1868) on 28 June 1900. They were assassinated together on their 14th wedding anniversary, about 11:00 AM MET, in Sarajevo, precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. This caused the Central Powers (including Germany and Austria-Hungary) and Serbia's allies to declare war on each other, starting World War I.