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The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople marked the end of the Byzantine Empire. After ten centuries of wars, defeats, and victories, the Byzantine Empire came to an end; on 28 May 1453 the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian city of Constantinople, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II saw its demise. A dark day marked in history, the invading Ottomans defeated the army commanded by the Byzantine Emperor after a 53-day siege.

In its prime, Constantinople had become a great center of learning, and in it were copies (perhaps even original autographs) of manuscripts long since lost. Constantinople had been thoroughly Greek, using a Koine-Greek Bible for over a thousand years. There were many people in Constantinople at that time who were competent in the Koine-Greek language. The city’s fall in 1453 moved such people to flee Constantinople for Europe and bringing with them a literary, linguistic and cultural legacy. Although many manuscripts were rescued by these Byzantine refugees, a great number were lost forever.