Gavrilo Princip (Cyrillic: Гаврило Принцип) (25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was a Yugoslav nationalist, famous for assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in 1914. The assassinations set off a chain of events that led to World War I.
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- There is no need to carry me to another prison. My life is already ebbing away. I suggest that you nail me to a cross and burn me alive. My flaming body will be a torch to light my people on their path to freedom.
- Said to the prison warden on being moved to another prison; as quoted by Borivoje Jevtic (1914) 
- I am a Yugoslav Nationalist. I call for the reunification of the Southern Slavs into one state
- Quoted at Gavrilo Princip's trial, 1914
- I am not a criminal, for I destroyed a bad man. I thought I was right.
- Said after he performed his assassination
- Our shadows will be walking through Vienna, strolling through the court, frightening lords.
- Found engraved on the wall of Princip's prison cell after his death
- If I hadn't done it the Germans would have found another excuse.
- Supposed to be his last words
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