Sieges of Constantinople


Sieges of Constantinople

There were at least 11 sieges of Constantinople during the history of the Byzantine Empire. Two sieges resulted in the capture of Constantinople from Byzantine rule: in 1204 by crusaders, and in 1453 by the Ottoman Empire under Mehmed II.

Persian and Arab Sieges of Constantinople

* The First Siege of Constantinople by Avars, Slavs and Sassanid Persians in 626
* The First Arab Siege in 674-678
* The Second Arab Siege in 717-718

ieges by the Bulgars and Rus'

* The Bulgar siege by Krum in 813
* The siege by the Rus' in 860
* The siege by the Rus' in 941

Crusades

* The First Siege of the Fourth Crusade in 1203, in which Alexius IV was able to usurp the throne after Alexius III fled to Thrace.
* The successful Second Siege of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, in which the Byzantines were overwhelmed and the Capital thoroughly sacked.

Ottoman Sieges

* An Ottoman blockade between 1390 - 1402, interrupted first by the Crusade of Nicopolis then successfully so by the Battle of Ankara.

* The First Ottoman Siege of Constantinople (1422)

* The Second Ottoman Siege and Fall of Constantinople in 1453

ee also

* Walls of Constantinople


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