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Fall of Constantinople

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How did Europe React to the Fall of Constantinople? (Short Animated Documentary)

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Mehmed II vs Constantine XI - Fall of Constantinople

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Fall of Constantinople

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The Ottomans and The Fall of Constantinople

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Tribute to Constantine XI Palaiologos, Fall of Constantinople (1453)

The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire by an invading Ottoman army on 29 May 1453. The attackers were commanded by the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmed II, who defeated an army commanded by Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos and took control of the imperial capital, ending a 53-day siege that had begun on 6 April 1453. After conquering the city, Sultan Mehmed transferred the capital of his Empire from Edirne to Constantinople, and established his court there.
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