List of sieges of Constantinople

The final siege of Constantinople in 1453 (contemporary miniature)

There were many sieges of Constantinople during the history of the Byzantine Empire. Two of them resulted in the capture of Constantinople from Byzantine rule: in 1204 by the Fourth Crusade, and in 1453 by the Ottoman Empire under Mehmed II.

Ancient Greece [ edit ]

Before the fourth century, the city was known as Byzantium.

Bulgarian, Persian, Avar, Slavonic, Goths and Arab sieges [ edit ]

Rus' sieges [ edit ]

Sieges and attacks during Byzantine civil wars [ edit ]

Crusades [ edit ]

Nicaean sieges [ edit ]

Ottoman sieges [ edit ]

Reference [ edit ]

  1. ^ Edward Gibbon The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Modern Library, 2003. p.495-496

See also [ edit ]

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