Who Was Gavrilo Princip?

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
Bosnian landscape in Autumn. Source: (gettyimages.com)

Gavrilo Princip was one of the most significant people of the 20th century. You might not know his name, but you definitely know what he did, or at least felt the impact of it. By assassinating the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he set in motion a series of events that would bring contemporary superpowers to their knees, end centuries-old monarchies, and spark resentments and revolutions that continue to shape our world. We all know what happened in Sarajevo that fateful June day in 1914, but few of us know the perpetrator, his motives, or his story.