Faw o Constantinople

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Conquest o Constantinople
Pairt o the Byzantine–Ottoman Wars an Ottoman wars in Europe
Constantinople 1453.jpg
The last siege o Constantinople, contemporary 15t century French miniatur
Date6 Aprile – 29 Mey 1453 (53 days)
LocationConstantinople (present-day Istanbul)
Commanders an leaders


Laund forces:

Naval forces:

Note: O the 7,000 – 10,000 sodgers in the Byzantine airmy, 700 war baith Genoese an Greek frae the island o Chios an Genoa (400 war recruitit at Genoa an 300 at Chios), 800 sodgers led bi the Venetians (maistly o Cretan origin, an renained for haein focht heroically during the siege), 200 men frae Cardinal Isidore, aw o which war airchers. Bi naitionality, thare war 5,000 Greeks an 2,000 foreigners, maistly o Genoese an Venetian origin.[13]


Laund forces: [a]:
100,000[6]–160,000[21][22]–200,000[3] to 300,000[23]

Naval forces:

Casualties an losses
  • 4,000 killed in tot (includin combatants an ceevilians)[28][29]
  • 30,000 enslaved or deportit[30]
  • Unknown but heavy[30][31]
    • a: Figurs accordin tae recent estimates an Ottoman archival data. The Ottoman Empire, for demographic reasons, would nae hae been able tae put mair nor 80,000 men intae the field at the time.[32]
    • b: Figurs accordin tae contemporaneous Wastren/Christian estimates[32]
    • c: Mair speceefically, the Byzantine Empire unner the Palaiologos dynasty
    • d: The Kinrick o Sicily mainly donatit ships an a few sodgers, it wisna offeecial houever, an wis duin bi several Cardinals.
    • e: The Venetians decidit tae mak a peace treaty wi the Ottomans in September 1451, acause thair Doge wis on guid terms already wi the Ottomans an thay did nae want tae ruin a relationship. They an aa did nae want the Ottomans tae interfere wi thair trade in the Black Sea an Mediterranean. The Venetians' efforts mainly includit giein Constantine XI ships an a tot o 800 sodgers in February 1453. The Venetians an aa promised that a lairger fleet would arrive tae save Constantine, this fleet would be full o ammuneetion, fresh sodgers an supplies. This fleet never came.
    • f: The Genoese captain Giovanni Giustiniani Longo wis woondit in battle, but managed tae escape, he died during the early days o Juin 1453.

    The Faw o Constantinople (Greek: Ἃλωσις τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, Halōsis tēs Kōnstantinoupoleōs; Turkis: İstanbul'un Fethi Conquest o Istanbul) wis the captur o the caipital o the Byzantine Empire bi an invadin airmy o the Ottoman Empire on 29 Mey 1453. The Ottomans war commandit bi the then 21-year-auld Mehmed the Conqueror, the seivent sultan o the Ottoman Empire, wha defeatit an airmy commandit bi Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. The conquest o Constantinople follaed a 53-day siege that haed begun on 6 Aprile 1453.

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    Coordinates: 41°01′00″N 28°58′37″E / 41.0167°N 28.9769°E / 41.0167; 28.9769