Rumelian Castle Built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, Launching Point for Constantinople Siege

Rumelian Castle Built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, Launching Point for Constantinople Siege

Rumelian Castle Viewed from the Bosphorus
Source: Xabier Armendaritz

Timeline of History

People
History Topics
Crusades
Countries

Rumelian Castle: Ottoman sultan Mehmed II has a fortress built in Ottoman territory just north of Constantinople on the European side of the Bosphorus.

Finished in six months, it threatens to cut off the city's communications with Black Sea ports and becomes the launching point of the siege of Constantinople a year later.

Video

Rumelihisarı (Rumelian Castle)

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Birth of William Ashley Sunday, American Baseball Player Who Becomes an Evangelist
Walz v. N.Y.C. Tax Commision: Supreme Court Upholds Tax Exemptions for Churches

April History Calendar