Crusaders; invasion of Constantinople (1204)

Illustration for Tarih Mag. (TR) cover Theme: The Siege of Constantinople by the crusaders .

The Sack of Constantinople or Siege of Constantinople occurred in 1204; it destroyed parts of the capital of the Byzantine Empire as the city was captured by Western European and Venetian Crusaders. After the capture, the Latin Empire was founded and Baldwin of Flanders was crowned Emperor Baldwin I of Constantinople in the Hagia Sophia.

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