Gavrilo Princip and the Beginning of World War I

On June 28, 1914, one event changed the world.

A Bosnian-Serb youth Gavrilo Princip, aged only 19, shot and killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir apparent to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie as their motorcade passed by on the streets of Sarajevo.

Written by Brenna Miller. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. 

Video production by Laura Seeger and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Audio production by Paul Kotheimer, College of Arts & Sciences Academic Technology Services. 

We thank the Stanton Foundation for their funding of this and other Origins projects.