We take a look through the archive at these fascinating images from 100 years ago when Archduke Franz Ferdinand , heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire was assassinated along with his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, an incident that precipitated World War 1.

 

 

Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914) in admiral's uniform. Around 1910. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) 

 

 

Heir apparent Franz Ferdinand with his family. Vienna. Photograph by Hermann Clemens Kosel. Hand-colored lantern slide. 1913. (Photo by Oesterreichsches Volkshochschularchiv/Imagno/Getty Images)
 
 
The Archduke and Archduchess of Austria Francis Ferdinand and Sophie Chotek sitting in their car, moments before being assassinated by the revolutionary Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, 28th June 1914 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

 

 

Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria, and his wife Sophie riding in an open carriage at Sarajevo shortly before their assassination. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

 

 

28th June 1914: Police in Sarajevo arrest a man after a failed assassination attempt on the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The arrested man previously thought to be Gavrilo Princip, who succeeded in killing the Archduke the same day, is now thought to be one of his six co-conspirators Nedeljko Cabrinovic. The moment was captured by amateur photographer Milos Oberajger. (Photo by Milos Oberajger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

 

Sarajevo: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife. Illustrator Achille Beltrame (1871-1945), from La Domenica del Corriere, 5th July 1914. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

 

The jacket worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28th 1914. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Serbian student Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, igniting conflagration of WWI & subsequent world events into present day, in jail cell awaiting trial (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Timepix/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

 

The men accused of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, are conducted into the court room: (1) Gavrilo Princip (2) Danilo Ilitch (3) N Cabrinovic. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

 

The bodies of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (1863 - 1914) and his wife Sophie lie in state after their assassination at Sarajevo. Original Publication: People Disc - HM0513 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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