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  • n  a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria

  • One fatal shot hit the archduke in the jugular vein, the other struck the archduchess in the abdomen.
  • Some of the most tumultuous events, however, have been provoked by serendipity the assassination of an inconsequential archduke spawned World War I, a kicked-over lantern may .

  • Robin Flower in Irish Times
    The Western Island, Flower recalled an occasion one summer when the king returned by boat, set down the bag, and announced gravely: "There is news today. They have killed an archduke in the eastern world."
  • Arthur Demarest in Independent
    This was a critical historical moment, like the assassination of Archduke [Franz] Ferdinand [which triggered] the First World War,said Arthur Demarest, the team leader. "It set off the domino of Classic Maya collapse."
  • Vinton Cerf in BBC News
    I wanted Archduke, but they said no,Mr Cerf says.

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