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Who killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand?I know they were a group called the Black hand...

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leila22 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM via web

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Who killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

I know they were a group called the Black hand but what was that persons name specifically?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 5, 2012 at 9:50 AM (Answer #1)

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You are right to say that the organization that was behind the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was called the Black Hand.  It was they who sent a group of six people to try to kill the archduke in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.  The member of the group who actually killed the archduke that day was a young man (he was just short of his 20th birthday) named Gavrilo Princip.  He was not the first one that day to try to kill the archduke.  Others in the group tried, but it was Princip who actually succeeded.

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leila22 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 5, 2012 at 7:38 PM (Answer #2)

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Thank you soooo much :)

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