Constantinople was the seat of Byzantine power for over a 1,000 years. The Byzantine empire had weakened significantly after the city's capture in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. Mehmed II of Mehmed, The Conqueror, had ascended to the Ottoman throne in 1451 and began making preparations to capture Constantinople as well as a large part of the Peloponnese in Greece.
Mehmed, with a determined effort, finally conquered and plundered the city, placing it in the hands of the Ottoman Empire.
A turning point in Western history, the Fall of Constantinople is seen as the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. The loss of Constantinople also severed European trade links with Asia leading many to begin seeking routes east by sea and keying the age of exploration.
The Ottoman Empire held the city until its collapse after World War I.
The presentation covers the following:
Siege of the City
Defeating the Mines
Mehmed “The Conqueror”
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ... Byzantine Civilization.