1863–1914, archduke of Austria: heir apparent to the thrones of Austria and Hungary whose assassination precipitated the outbreak of World War I (nephew of Francis Joseph I).
- German Franz Ferdinand.
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How to use Francis Ferdinand in a sentence
The younger man, Francis Ferdinand, was not so easy to handle as his aged uncle.History of the American Negro in the Great World War | W. Allison Sweeney
The Archduke Francis Ferdinand will go down to posterity without having yielded up his secret.World's War Events, Vol. I | Various
Archduke Francis Ferdinand was not at all an advocate of a policy leading to war, although he was often reckoned as such.
A third person read about the affair with, perhaps, more interest than anybody else, and he was the real Francis Ferdinand.Remarkable Rogues | Charles Kingston
The Archduke Francis Ferdinand was so natural and such a delightful companion!Remarkable Rogues | Charles Kingston