What Happened on May 29, 1453

Historical Events

Fall of Constantinople

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 Palaeologus, last Byzantine Emperor (1449-53), dies in final defense of Constantinople against the Ottoman Turks at 49

About May 29, 1453

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 570 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini