Who conquered Constantinople in 1453?
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.
The Ottomans began their final siege of the city of Constantinople on 2 April 1453, attacking in waves. On 29 May 1453 the Ottomans, under the command of Sultan Mehmed II, conquered Constantinople. The city was renamed Istanbul, and it remained capital of the Ottoman Empire until the empire's dissolution in 1922.
Constantinople was conquered by the ottoman Turks in 1453. The Turks used both the name Kostantiniyye in their official documents, and Istanbul was the was the popular name. The Europeans continued to call it Constantinople. In 1923 the Turkish government decided that Istanbul was to be the sole name of the city.
The Byzantine Empire was conquered by various Turkic groups, with the Ottomans dealing the death blow to the empire. However, the citizens of the Byzantine Empire, especially the Hellenized Anatolians, became Turks through their conversion to Islam (and speaking Turkish) under Ottoman rule. This process began as early as the 1300s and continued well into the 19th century. By the end of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire was roughly three-quarters Muslim and Anatolia would…