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May 1481 in History

Deaths in History


Person of interestMehmed the Conqueror

May 3 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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