On This Day

May 1453 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 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
  • May 29 French banker Jacques Coeur's possessions confiscated

Deaths in History

  • May 29 Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49