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Franz Ferdinand with his wife Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June These assassinations were a contributing factor to the start of World War I.

Tsar Alexander III of Russia and his spouse Marie Feodorovna, their children, also Tsarevich Nicholas - 1887

Tsar Alexander III, Tsarina Marie Feodorovna and their family, including the future Tsar Nicholas II

The funeral for the Archduke of Austria and his pregant wife Sophie.   The assassinations sparked the beginning of World War I.

The bodies of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria - and his wife Sophie lie in state after their assassination at Sarajevo. Original Publication: People Disc - (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

June 28, 1914: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking a chain of events leading to the start of World War I.

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Headline for a June 1914 newspaper: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo.

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Friday 1 July 2016 marks the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Soldiers keeping warm while waiting for lunch. The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Eight Armenian Professors Massacred by the Turks [472  686]

Eight Armenian Professors Massacred by the Turks [472 686]

ZITA, EMPRESS OF AUSTRIA AND QUEEN OF HUNGARY (1892-1989) One of the last of the great empresses. Wife of Emperor Charles of Austria. After World War I Zita and her husband left for exile in Switzerland and later Madeira. She was widowed at age 29 and never remarried. She lived to be 96.

1914 Photo Zita H R H Empress of Austria Born 1892 Princess of Bourbon

Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, shot and killed by a sniper in 1916.

WWI, Prince Heinrich of Bavaria ( 24 June 1884 - 8 Nov highly decorated German Army officer.

Kaiser Wilhem II

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:: Kaiser Bill : Wilhelm II or William II was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918 ::

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