Gavrilo Princip

Bosnian assassin

Gavrilo Princip (Cyrillic: Гаврило Принцип) (25 July 189428 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. He had Tuberculosis and had come from a poor family, which, combined with the fact that he was a Nationalist, made him kill Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in 1914.

Gavrilo Princip
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.

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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) [1]

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