Gavrilo Princip and the First World War

A gentleman with the name Gavrilo Princip is known for starting which historical event?

  • A. French Revolution
  • B. World War I
  • C. Spanish Civil War
  • D. Boxer Rebellion

19% of players knew the correct answer: B., World War I

Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb, who sought an end to Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1914, at the age of 19, he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the Archduke's wife. This led to the outbreak of World War I.


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Question of the Day: Gavrilo Princip and the First World War
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is considered to be the event that sparked World War I. But how much is known about the man who shot him? In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika dive in deeper about how the war began and what happened to the Archduke's assassin, Gavrilo Princip.

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