Fall of Constantinople



29 May 1453

The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire after a siege by the Ottoman Empire commanded by Sultan Mehmed II. According to the Julian Calendar, the siege lasted from 6 April 1453 to 29 May 1453. The event marked the end of the political independence of the Byzantine Empire, which was by then already fragmented into several Greek monarchies.

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    The Siege of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. From Guillaume Adam, Directorium ad passagium faciendum (traduction Jean Milot). France, Lille; 15th century. The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire which occurred after a siege by the Ottoman Empire, under the command of Sultan Mehmed II. The siege lasted from Friday, 6 April 1453 until Tuesday, 29 May 1453 (according to the Julian Calendar), when the city was conquered by the Ottomans. Constantinople was defended by the army of Emperor Constantine XI. The event marked the end of the political independence of the millennium-old Byzantine Empire, which was by then already fragmented into several Greek monarchies.

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    The siege of Constantinopole, 1453, from the outer wall of Moldovita Church, Romania. The fall of Constantinople was still an interesting and moving topic almost 80 years after the event, when the murals were painted. Above:Christ's descent to limbo.

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    Sultan Mehmet II Fahti, "The Conqueror" (1451-1481), the Sultan of the Conquest of Constantinople (1453). Bellini was court painter in Constantinople in 1479 and painted the portrait in the year before Mehmet's death.Oil on canvas, 69,9 x 52,1 cm NG 3099

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    Crusaders storm Constantinople,1204 Oil on canvas

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    The crusaders' conquest of Constantinople in 1204 Oil on canvas

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    The Turks before Constantinople. Canvas, 145 x 440 cm Inv. 852 1 188

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    Prise de Constantinople par les Croises, Constantinople taken by the crusaders, April 12, 1204. Canvas, 81,5 x 105 cm R.F. 1639

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    Prise de Constantinople par les Croises (April 12th 1204)- The crusaders take Constantinople, 1840. Canvas, 81,5 x 105 cm R.F.1659

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    Prise de Constantinople par les Croisees (12.4.1204) - The crusaders take Constantinople. Canvas, 411 x 497 cm INV.3821

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