Initially the people in Vienna were indifferent to what had happened but
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria wanted a complete investigation of this
tragic event. A lot of diplomats tried to find a solution. Meanwhile War
Coalitions were made.
Franz Joseph of Austria - Source picture: Wikipedia
After Serbia rejected the conditions of the ultimatum (the text of it was drafted
in very hurtful terms), Austria declared war to Serbia on July 28th. 1914.
Germany had many Royal and Notable families with a lot of ties in the European aristocracy. I really find those links very interesting and important. Reading about these families, I found my Today in History topic...
On July 27th. 1765 a girl was born in Treptow an der Rega (now located in Poland).
She was called Duchess Frederica of Württemberg.
Duchess Frederica of Württemberg - Source picture: Wikipedia
Her parents were Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and
Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt.
Her paternal grandparents were Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
and Maria Augustus of Thurn and Taxis.
Her maternal grandparents were Markgrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-
Schwedt and Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (sister of King Frederick the
Her siblings also had great matches they were inter alia:
- Sophia Dorothea, Empress of Russia
- Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria
The wedding of Duchess Frederica of Württemberg really was important to
strengthen the ties.
On June 6th. 1781 she married Peter Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp. The couple
had 2 sons but Frederica died on November 24th. 1785 in Vienna due to a childbirth.