Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria

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Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria Gender: M
F. F. Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria
born on 18 December 1863 at 07:15 (= 07:15 AM )
Place Graz, Austria, 47n05, 15e27
Timezone LMT m15e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°53' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°38 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°56'

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • homicide perpetrator relationship with Princip, Gavrillo (born 13 July 1894 Jul.Cal. (25 July 1894 greg.))
  • role played of/by Plummer, Christopher (born 13 December 1929). Notes: 1975 film "The Day That Shook the World"


  • Death by Execution 28 June 1914 at 11:00 AM (Assassinated, age 50)
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  • Death of Mate 28 June 1914 at 11:00 AM (Wife assassinated with him)
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Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes Gordon Brooks-Sheperd, "Archduke of Sarajevo," 1984, p.5. (Blackwell gave 6:23:20 UT = 7:25 LMT)

Taeger IHL update 3 quotes Arno Müller, from church archive, with 7.15 LMT.

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report with 7:15am from "Wiener Zeitung" (Vienna Times), 19 December 1863, p. 1: "Ihre kaiserliche Hoheit die durchlauchtigste Frau Erzherzogin Maria Annunziata, Gemahlin Sr, kaiserlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Herrn Erzherzogs Karl Ludwig, sind Freitag, den 18. December, um ein Viertel nach sieben Uhr früh zu Graz von einem Erzherzoge glücklich entbunden worden." (Her Imperial Highness, the most illustrious Archduchess Maria Annunziata, consort of His Majesty and Imperial Highness the most illustrious Archduke Karl Ludwig, at a quarter past seven in the morning at Graz, was happily delivered of an archduke).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, 14 years)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (He and wife assassinated)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Austria)