On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1453

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror
  • 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? 567 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini