On This Day

May 29, 1453 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

Historic Event

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

Deaths in History

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