Which group captured Constantinople in 1453?
In 1453, the Ottoman Empire invaded and took over Constantinople, changing the name to Istanbul, among other things. Istanbul became the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire, and became an Islamic city, rather than a Roman one.
Yes, yes it was. Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople. (I highly doubt it will ever go back. Constantinople got the works, and it was no one's business but the Turks.) On May 29th, 1453, Byzantium (Greek)- which was then Constantinople (Roman), was captured by the Turkish Sultan Mahmud II. then it became Constantinople.
In the spring of 1453, the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) was on its last legs and its territory was largely limited to the city of Constantinople. The main adversary of the Byzantines was the Ottoman Turkish Empire, which held territory on both sides of the city. In April of 1453, the Ottoman Turks began their siege of the city. The turkish armies numbered between 50,000-80,000 men while the Byzantine forces numbered around 7,000. On…
The city was also conquered during the fourth crusade and fell c.13th April 1204 but was then re-captured by the Byzantines in 1261. On 29 May 1453 the Ottoman Empire, under the command of Sultan Mehmed II, finally conquered Constantinople; this was the end of the Byzantine Empire. Several armies, at various times. The most recent was the Turks', in AD 1453.