This is the man who started the war in 1914, and the NPG has a reproduction of a small photograph of him. A sickly man, he died in prison of TB, and doesn’t he look mournful here (as well he might given what he caused). Make sure you check out the visiting tips below.
Gavrilo Princip, pictured above, was the 19 year old Serbian who pulled the trigger of the gun that assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie – in Sarajevo which was in Serbia. So how did this ‘little local difficulty’ cause the deaths of millions? It was all down to the alliances that had been formed between countries in a Europe that was filled with countries competing to build international empires (Germany had never had one, France and Britain did).