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Constantinople was the capital of the Roman, Eastern Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires. Throughout most of the Middle Ages, Constantinople was Europe's largest and wealthiest city.-Names:...
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330
5.11.330
Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.
359
12.11.359
Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.
365
9.28.365
Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
380
11.24.380
Theodosius I makes his ''adventus'', or formal entry, into Constantinople.
437
10.29.437
Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius
475
1.9.475
Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.
1.12.475
Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
532
1.13.532
Nika riots in Constantinople.
1.18.532
Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
558
5.7.558
In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
563
12.24.563
The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
610
10.4.610
Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
680
11.7.680
The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.
880
5.1.880
The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
1081
4.4.1081
Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, beginning the Komnenian dynasty.
1203
7.17.1203
The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.
1204
4.12.1204
The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
4.13.1204
Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
1261
7.25.1261
The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
8.15.1261
Michael VIII Palaeologus is crowned Byzantine emperor in Constantinople.
1453
4.6.1453
Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
5.29.1453
Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire. Although the date of May 29, 1453 is that of the Julian Calendar, the event is commemorated in Istanbul on this day of the present Gregorian calendar.
1924
5.29.1924
AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
1930
3.28.1930
Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.