Gavrilo Princip

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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.

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.

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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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