Mehmed II Timeline

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