The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, by terrorist Gavrilo Princip, decreed the end of the fragile balance of the belle epoque and the beginning of the diplomatic crisis that would lead to the outbreak of war.
The gun (model Browning 910) used on June 28th, 1914, to kill the archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863-1914) during his visit to Sarajevo was wielded by a young radical nationalist. Gavrilo Princip (1894-1918).
On 28 June 1914, Sarajevo took center stage in history. The Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne. This broke the persistent, underlying tensions around the Balkan Powder Keg , triggering the outbreak of an unprecedented conflict.