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What Happened on May 3, 1481

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMehmed the Conqueror

Mehmed the Conqueror [Mehmed II], Ottoman Sultan (1444-45 and 1451-81) who conquered Constantinople, dies possibly from poison at 49

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror

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About May 3, 1481

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 539 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus