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. …May 1453 Read More →
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1299-1922 Founded by Turkish tribes under Osman Bey in north-western Anatolia in 1299. In 1453 Mehmet II conquered Constantinople. During the 16th and 17th centuries, at the height of its …Jan 1299 Read More →