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A century ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary embarked on his fatal journey to Sarajevo.

I was born in Brooklyn on June 28, 1926, the 12th anniversary of the blowing up of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.

They knew the Bosnians had targeted the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand.

The wounded archduke begged his unconscious wife to stay alive for their children, but within the hour both were dead.

So the bullet that Gavrilo Princip fired at old Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo (a redolent place-name) goes on echoing.

It was a most difficult and dangerous operation, for at any moment the Archduke John might appear on the exposed right flank.

His accession to the throne was opposed by the archduke of Austria, and gave rise to one of the most bloody wars on record.

For two years the Archduke had been studying his task, and that in the light of ample experience.

The Archduke intended to take and hold the village if possible, and the fighting continued there until midnight.

The Archduke Charles was a fine strategic theorist, in his age second only to Napoleon.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to archduke, such as: aristocrat, archduchess, count, countess, duchess, and duke.

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