|1450-1452||Character of Mahomet II|
|1451-1481||His Reign. Hostile Intentions of Mahomet. |
He builds a fortress on the Bosphorus;
The Turkish War
|1452,1453||Preparations for the Siege of Constantinople|
The Great Cannon of Mahomet.
|1453||Mahomet II. forms the Siege of Constantinople|
—Forces of the Turks,
Forces of the Greeks.
|1452||False Union of the Two Churches|
Obstinacy and Fanaticism of the Greeks.
|Siege of Constantinople by Mahomet II.; Attack and Defence,|
Succour and Victory of four Ships
Mahomet transports his Navy Overland
Distress of the City
Preparations of the Turks for the General Assault;
Last Farewell of the Emperor and the Greeks
The General Assault
Death of the Emperor Constantine Palaeologus,
Loss of the City and Empire
The Turks enter and pillage Constantinople;
Captivity of the Greeks.
Amount of the Spoil
Mahomet II. visits the City, St. Sophia, the Palace, etc.
His Behaviour to the Greeks,
He repeoples and adorns Constantinople
|1453||Extinction of the Imperial Families|
of Comnenus and Palaeologus
|1460||Loss of the Morea|
|1461||Loss of Trebizond|
|1453||Grief and Terror of Europe|
|1481||Death of Mahomet II. |