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Ottoman Turks Capture Constantinople

On May 29, 1453 the Ottoman Turkish army, under the leadership of Mehmed II (Mahomet II) broke Constantinople’s defensive walls, captured Constantinople and killed the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos.

With the death of Constantine XI, the Byzantine Empire came to an end, as did the older Roman Empire.

The image is of Sultan Mehmed II by Gentile Bellini 1480, which is held at the National Gallery, London.

  1453  /  History  /  Last Updated December 11, 2013 by Muslim Museum  /  Tags: , , , ,