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Gavrilo Princip (born in Obljaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary, died in Terezín, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary) was a famous Revolutionary from Hungary, who lived between July 25, 1894 and April 28, 1918.


Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian / Serbian student who assassinated the Austro-Hungarian throne successor Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip was a member of the organization Young Bosnia, supported by the Black Hand, who wanted a union between Bosnia and Serbia. The murder was a few months later indicated that the causative factor in the First World War.

In reality, no murder sparked consternation, not even in Vienna. The funeral took place without much attention. It is only in recent historiography that has conjured up a consternation and fears of war over Europe after the assassination, cf the term "shot in Sarajevo." Franz Ferdinand was not very popular, and the leading political forces in Austria as in his views as problematic. There were also some key political circles in Austria a quiet satisfaction that he was no longer there.

It was only when other factors led to a growing militancy that the murder was used as CASUS belli, over three months.

Princip would not have taken on the mission if he had been near death from tuberculosis and had nothing to lose - an angry young Serb got bad news from his doctor, and the First World War was a fact. He brought a bottle of cyanide in his pocket and a pistol when he was going to kill heir to the throne. The gun he was shooting with the heir to the throne, while the poison was to commit suicide if he was captured by police. He drank the poison, but it was too old, so it ended with some vomiting.

After the assassination, Princip was arrested immediately and the same year was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment. In 1918, he died of tuberculosis in prison in Theresienstadt in Bohemia, today Terezín in the Czech Republic. Conditions in prison were far from sanitary and Princip had to amputate his arm before he died.

The Austrian law judged not teenagers to death, but a prison psychiatrist asked if he regretted Princip's action, which had led to World War I and so many millions of people dead. He replied, "If I had not done so, would the Germans just found another excuse." Probably he was right. The German military had long said that they could win a war then and there, but not the day Russia had developed its rail network to be able to mobilize his army as fast as the German - which they estimated would be the case in 1917.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Gavrilo.

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Famous quotes by Gavrilo Princip (3)

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"I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing"
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"I aimed at the Archduke. I do not remember what I thought at that moment"
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"I only know that I fired twice, or perhaps several times, without knowing whether I had hit or missed"