Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg

wife of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Archduchess Sophie Chotek (1 March 1868 – 28 June 1914) was a Czech noble from the Bohemia. She was the wife of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. She was killed by Gavrilo Princip when he tried to shoot Potiorek, the Austrian governor of Sarajevo. Princip also killed her husband, the Archduke. These killings are commonly said to have started World War I.

Duchess of Hohenberg
Spouse(s) Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Full name
Sophie Maria Josephine Albina Chotek von Chotkow und Wognin
Noble family House of Hohenberg
Born (1868-03-01)1 March 1868
Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died 28 June 1914(1914-06-28) (aged 46)
Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary
Burial Artstetten Castle, Austria

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