Constantinople Falls to Turks

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Constantinople Falls to Turks
The Turks capture Constantinople on May 23. The city, which was the Byzantine capital, was protected by an enormous chain. Mohammed II, the Ottoman leader, dragged 70 ships overland to support the 250,000 troops that were besieging the city. The Ottomans had a 1,200 pound canon that soon breached the walls of the city and ended the Byzantine Empire.