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Muhamed Mehmedbašić

Deceased Person

Muhamed Mehmedbašić (1886–1943) was a Bosniak revolutionary and participant in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. A member of Bosnia's Muslim nobility, Mehmedbašić joined the Mlada Bosna secret society and in 1914 was chosen to assassinate General Oskar Potiorek, Governor of the Austrian provinces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a poisoned dagger. After one failed attempt, Mehmedbašić was recruited by Danilo Ilić to join the plot to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. On Sunday, June 28, 1914, the Archduke and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, arrived in Sarajevo by train. General Oskar Potiorek, Governor of the Austrian provinces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was waiting to take the royal party to the City Hall for the official reception. Seven assassins lined the route. They were spaced out along the Appel Quay, each one had been instructed to try and kill Franz Ferdinand when the royal car reached his position. The first conspirator on the route to see the royal car was Muhammed Mehmedbašić. Standing by the Austro-Hungarian Bank, but Mehmedbašić did not take action. Mehmedbašić later said that a policeman was standing behind him and feared he would  ( Wikipedia article )

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Known as
Muhamed Mehmedbasic
Date of birth
1886

Death

Date of death
1943

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