When was the Siege of Constantinople?


When was the Siege of Constantinople?


Constantinople was founded in 330 AD by the Roman Emperor Constantine. It was the capital of the Roman Empire from 330 to 395 AD, the Byzantine Empire from 395 to 1204 and again from 1261 to 1453, and finally the Ottoman capital from 1453 to 1923. It is now known as Istanbul.

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There have been several sieges of Constantinople, but the most well-known and important occurred from April 6 to May 29, 1453. In this siege the...

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The Establishment of Constantinople


Chapter 9 / Lesson 1

Explore the history of Constantinople. Learn who founded Constantinople, why it was called New Rome, and how Constantinople trade became so important.

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