On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1453

Historical Events

Historic Event

Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire falls to the Turks under Mehmed II; ends the Byzantine Empire

  • French banker Jacques Coeur's possessions confiscated

Famous Deaths

  • Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49
1453 Highlights

About May 29, 1453

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 568 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini