Sieges of Constantinople

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For the final siege of Constantinople, see Fall of Constantinople

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

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[edit] Persian and Arab Sieges of Constantinople

[edit] Sieges by the Bulgars and Rus'

[edit] Crusades

Main articles: First Crusade and Fourth Crusade

[edit] Ottoman Sieges

[edit] See also

Sieges of Constantinople

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