World War I

font size A A default


Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo Bosnia on 28th of June 1914. A month after the Sarajevo assassination, Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia on 28th of July 1914 and with the involvement of several other countries in the conflict World War I broke out. Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916), who had been Emperor of Austria for 68 years, died in the middle of the war on 21st of November 1916 in Vienna. His grand-nephew Charles I (1887-1922; Emperor of Austria 1916-1918) ascended the throne.


Simultaneous events

1914 Mies' Children


The first daughter of Ludwig Mies, Dorothea, known under the name Georgia van der Rohe, was born on 2nd of March 1914. She was interested in dance from childhood and gained her first training in the art... read more


1914 The Bauer Villa in Hrušovany

The Bauer Villa in Hrušovany

Adolf Loos designed a villa in Hrušovany near Brno for the renowned Brno industrialist Viktor Bauer in 1914. The villa for the director of the sugar refinery, practically standing on the grounds of the... read more