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Franz Ferdinand

[fur-dn-and; German fer-di-nahnt] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd; German ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/
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  • Franz Ferdinand had a keen desire for a more centralised army.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • The initiative in the matter came from the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • Szell, on alighting and following directions, would find Franz Ferdinand hiding behind a designated haystack.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
  • "Of course, we'll be married at once," said Franz Ferdinand, who was the most attentive and enthusiastic141 of lovers.

    Remarkable Rogues

    Charles Kingston
  • The danger to Franz Ferdinand is very real—a danger that no army of Austrian soldiers can minimize.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • Franz Ferdinand was on very bad terms with Aehrenthal, who easily became abrupt and repellent.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • A dinner was given in his honour at the Hofburg, where he was seated next to Franz Ferdinand.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • Franz Ferdinand had a very pronounced feeling that in spite of all alliances the Monarchy must remain independent.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • Franz Ferdinand will remain portrayed in history as a man who either loved or hated.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Chotek being dead and buried, we had gone on to something else.

    The High Heart Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

/German frants ˈfɛrdinant/
noun
1.
English name Francis Ferdinand. 1863–1914, archduke of Austria; heir apparent of Franz Josef I. His assassination contributed to the outbreak of World War I
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