Definition of Francis Ferdinand

1. Noun. Archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph I; his assassination at Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I (1863-1914).

Exact synonyms: Franz Ferdinand
Generic synonyms: Archduke

Lexicographical Neighbors of Francis Ferdinand

Francesco Petrarca
Francis Albert Sinatra
Francis Aston
Francis Bacon
Francis Beaumont
Francis Crick
Francis Drake
Francis Edgar Stanley
Francis Everett Townsend
Francis Ferdinand (current term)
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Galton
Francis Henry Compton Crick
Francis Hopkinson
Francis II
Francis Joseph
Francis Joseph I
Francis Peyton Rous
Francis Poulenc
Francis Richard Stockton
Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Francis Turner Palgrave

Literary usage of Francis Ferdinand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In 1875 Francis Ferdinand inherited the wealth of the Éste family and took the ... Thus after Francis Ferdinand this would pass to the sons of Ьь brother, ..."

2. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"In the foreground of his programme was an attempt upon the life of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir apparent to the throne. A few months previously, ..."

3. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and ...World War, 1914 (1919)
"... ARCHDUKE Francis Ferdinand AND HIS FAMILY In this picture are the murdered Archduke, his murdered wife, the Duchess of Hohenburg, and their children j. ..."

4. The World's Great Events: An Indexed History of the World from Earliest by Esther Singleton (1916)
"The Archduke Francis Ferdinand was born in 1863, the eldest son of the Archduke Charles Louis, third brother of the present ..."

5. Francis Joseph and His Court: From the Memoirs of Count Roger de Rességuier by Roger Maria Hermann Bernhard Rességuier (1917)
"CHAPTER VI ARCHDUKE Francis Ferdinand AND HIS BROTHER OTHO THE story of the succession to the throne of Austria is ugly enough and teaches many things, ..."

6. Why Italy Entered Into the Great War, by Luigi Carnovale by Luigi Carnovale (1917)
"THIRD PART The assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by the Serbian student ..."

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