Mehmed II Timeline

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  • 30 Mar 1432 CE
    Mehmed II is born.
  • 1437 CE
    Mehmed II is appointed governor of Amasya.
  • 1444 CE
    Mehmed II inherits the throne after Sultan Murad II abdicates.
  • 10 Nov 1444 CE
    Murad II resumes defeats Crusader forces at the Battle of Varna.
  • 1451 CE - 1481 CE
    Mehmed II rules as the Sultan.
  • 5 Feb 1451 CE
    Mehmed II succeeds Murad as sultan following his death.
  • 31 Aug 1452 CE
    Construction of fortress Rumelihisari is complete.
  • 6 Apr 1453 CE
    Siege of Constantinople begins.
  • 29 May 1453 CE
    Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II sacks Constantinople.
  • 1454 CE - 1459 CE
    Ottoman campaigns in Serbia.
  • 1456 CE
    Ottoman forces besiege Trebizond.
  • 22 Jul 1456 CE
    Mehmed II is dealt his first major defeat at the Siege of Belgrade.
  • 1461 CE
    Ottoman forces under Sultan Mehmed II capture Trebizond, ending the Empire of Trebizond.
  • 1461 CE
    David Megas Komnenos, the last Emperor of Trebizond, is deposed by the Ottomans.
  • 1463 CE - 1479 CE
    The Ottomans fight a long war against the Venetians over their possessions in the Aegean.
  • c. 1463 CE - 1470 CE
    The Mosque of the Conqueror is constructed in Constantinople.
  • 1465 CE
    Mehmed II oversees construction of Topkapi Palace, the new seat of his empire.
  • 3 May 1481 CE
    Mehmed II falls ill during a military expedition and subsequently dies, leading to the succession of his eldest son Bayezid II to the throne.

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