- a city in and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the central part: assassination of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand here June 28, 1914, was the final event that precipitated World War I.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- a republic in S Europe: formerly (1945–92) a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. 19,909 sq. mi. (51,565 sq. km). Capital: Sarajevo.
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A century ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary embarked on his fatal journey to Sarajevo.Wounds of World War I Have Yet to Heal
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June 28, 2014
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I came to Sarajevo for the first time in 1992 with my friend Gilles Hertzog.
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Had she arrived too late or had her visit to Sarajevo been prevented?
But even at night he could not go into Sarajevo without clothing.
And then, regarding his companion with a new interest, "When did you come from Sarajevo?"
She breathed a silent prayer—unless he had not yet reached Sarajevo!
Renwick had been in Sarajevo and Belgrade, for he had told her so.
- the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina: developed as a Turkish town in the 15th century; capital of the Turkish and Austro-Hungarian administrations in 1850 and 1878 respectively; scene of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, precipitating World War I; besieged by Bosnian Serbs (1992–95). Pop: 603 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for sarajevo
capital of Bosnia, founded 15c. and named in Turkish as Bosna-Saray, "Palace on the (River) Bosna," from saray (see caravanserai); the modern name is a Slavic adjectival form of saray.
The city in Bosnia and Herzegovina where the assassination that brought on World War I took place. Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austrian Empire, had come to Sarajevo on a state visit; Sarajevo was then in one of the South Slavic provinces of the Austrian Empire. A young student who favored South Slavic independence shot and killed the archduke. Austria held the assassin's home country, Serbia, responsible for the incident and declared war; complex European alliances then brought other countries into the fight.
Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.