Birth of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, Conqueror of Constantinople

Birth of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, Conqueror of Constantinople

Sultan Mehmed II Entering Constantinople
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Birth of Mehmed II, the Ottoman sultan who will succeed in capturing Constantinople. It will only take him a month to complete the task, though he uses as many as 200,000 men and over 300 warships to do it. Sultan Mehmed II will be successful in his siege of the city largely because of the acquisition of over sixty artillery pieces, making the siege one of the first successful uses of gunpowder in this fashion.

Use of this artillery is improved with the help of gunnery experts sent by Hungarian national hero John Hunyadi who is eager to end the heresy of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, even if it means helping the hated Turks.

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