constantinople – Why 23 Armies Failed In The Battle Of Constantinople
constantinople In 1453 a historic battle was fought between the Roman Emperor Constantine XI and the Ottoman Sultan Muhammad Sani. In which a ruler emerged victoriously. Which changed the course of history for the next 300 years.
Earlier, 23 armies had tried to capture the legendary walled city. But they all failed.
The conquest of constantinople is an enlightening aspect of Muslim history that remains hidden to this day. In the history of istanbul the name of the ruler to conquer Constantinople, Sultan Mohammad winner who conquered Constantinople and made an incredible victory.
Constantinople’s new name
qustuntunia new name is Istanbul which is located in turkey.
Sultan Muhammad the Conqueror changed the name of the city to Islam bol. But later on, it was changed to Istanbul. And made this city the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
Let’s take a look at what some people have to say about the importance of Constantinople (Istanbul).
(Auther; Lords of the horizons)
Constantinople is a city whose destiny was written to be the center of the world. It’s like a center. Urban states of Asia, Europe, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Balkans, Italy. Are located around it. It looks like a butterfly, and Constantinople is the body of that butterfly.
dr. Karen Barkey
(Haas Distinguished Chair UC Berkeley)
Constantinople is a concept. It is more than just an Estrogenic location. It is a reflection of the layers of the empire. It’s a reflection of the layers of these civilizations. Which are enshrined in it.
Dr. Emrah Safa Gurkan
(Associate Professor of History, ISTANBUL 29, MAYIS University)
Constantinople has always been the largest city in the Mediterranean. The one who will occupy it. He will rule the world.
If we go back to the history of Istanbul (1451). So the ruler of Constantinople was Emperor Constantine XI. The greatest threat to the Romans’ 1100 years was the Ottomans. Former Anatolian warlords and gypsies founded this new empire. Empire, the ottoman empire called. Which had spread to Eastern Europe. The death of Sultan Murad Sani, ruler of the Ottoman Empire in 1451, was a continuation of some such events. Which soon brought the Ottomans and Romans to the brink of war.
If we look at the geography of Constantinople, it was surrounded by water from almost all directions. It was considered the best defensive city of the Medieval. But there was a flaw in the city’s defense. The defensive walls on the seaside along the bay were weak and fragile. ٰIt was the corridor to the northeastern part of the city.
There was a thick, half-mile, hard steel chain to prevent entry into the bay. This chain protected the port for seven centuries. This magnificent chain stretched from the Acropolis to the Township in Geneva, to the wrong bridge. It weighed 30 tons. So when Roman friendly ships came to the Bay, they would lower the chains، So that the ship could pass easily. But if an enemy ship came, they would pull the chain. This chain would have been an obstacle to the entry of these ships. Then the Roman navy behind it would attack the ships.
Due to such a strong defense, 23 armies could not capture the city. But Sultan Muhammad the Fateh conquered it. And he fulfilled the wish of The Holy Prophet Muhammad and proved himself a great conqueror. The Holy Prophet Said in His Hadith that:
” One day the Muslims will conquer Constantinople “.