Istanbul and Constantinople
What is the significance of the Fall of Constantinople?
How did the fall of Constantinople effect Christianity?
What significance was Constantinople to the Byzantine Empire?
Why did the fall of Constantinople in 1453 have a significance impact on renaissance humanism in Italy?
The fall of Constantinople lead to the migration of thousands of Greek scholars to the rest of Europe, mainly to Venetia (and other parts of "Italy"). With them they brought many texts from and knowledge of ancient Greece, that were unknown to these Italians. This in turn boosted the renaissance movement.