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'''Constaninople''' was the name for the city which changed its name to Istanbul in 1930. Straddling the Bosporus it holds the unique distinction of being in two different continents at once.
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'''Constaninople''' was the name for the city which changed its name to Istanbul in 1930. It was renamed Constantinople by the [[Roman Empire|Roman]] [[Emperor]] Constantine I; formerly, as a colony of classical [[Greece]] it was known as [[Byzantium]].
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Straddling the Bosporus it holds the unique distinction of being in two different continents at once.
   
 
Constantinople was the centre of the [[Byzantine]] Empire, until its fall in 1453 when it became part of the Ottoman Empire. The city was infamously sacked by the [[Fourth Crusade]] in 1204, but members of the Comnenus family, who had provided [[Emperor]]s of Byzantium, had by then established a refuge empire at [[Trebizond]].
 
Constantinople was the centre of the [[Byzantine]] Empire, until its fall in 1453 when it became part of the Ottoman Empire. The city was infamously sacked by the [[Fourth Crusade]] in 1204, but members of the Comnenus family, who had provided [[Emperor]]s of Byzantium, had by then established a refuge empire at [[Trebizond]].

Revision as of 17:10, 7 July 2005

Constaninople was the name for the city which changed its name to Istanbul in 1930. It was renamed Constantinople by the Roman Emperor Constantine I; formerly, as a colony of classical Greece it was known as Byzantium.

Straddling the Bosporus it holds the unique distinction of being in two different continents at once.

Constantinople was the centre of the Byzantine Empire, until its fall in 1453 when it became part of the Ottoman Empire. The city was infamously sacked by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, but members of the Comnenus family, who had provided Emperors of Byzantium, had by then established a refuge empire at Trebizond.