Conquest of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade



12 April 1204

The Conquest of Constantinople, being part of the so called Fourth Crusade in 1204 destroyed parts of the capital cits of the Byzantine Empire. After the Western European and Venetian Crusaders captured the city, the Latin Empire of Constantinople was founded and Baldwin of Flanders was crowned Emperor Baldwin I of Constantinople at the Hagia Sophia basilica.

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    Prise de Constantinople par les Croises, Constantinople taken by the crusaders, April 12, 1204. Canvas, 81,5 x 105 cm R.F. 1639

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    Prise de Constantinople par les Croisees (12.4.1204) - The crusaders take Constantinople. Canvas, 411 x 497 cm INV.3821

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    Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) church and mosque, now museum. Built under Justinian (527-565) over a 4th ct. basilica. Minarets were added when the church became a mosque after the Turkish conquest in 1453. Painted-over mosaics were restored under sultan Abdul Mecit in 1847. Hagia Sophia was the seat of the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople (also known as Byzanz or Istanbul) and a principal setting for Byzantine imperial ceremonies. In this church the coronation of emperor Alexios IV Angelo took place on August 1 1203.

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    Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) church and mosque, now museum. Built under Justinian (527-565) over a 4th ct. basilica.Minarets were added when the church became a mosque after the Turkish conquest in 1453.Painted-over mosaics were restored under Sultan Abdul Mecit in 1847. Hagia Sophia was the seat of the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople (also known as Byzanz or Istanbul) and a principal setting for Byzantine imperial ceremonies. In this church the coronation of emperor Alexios IV Angelo took place on August 1 1203.

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    Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) church and mosque, now museum. Built under Justinian (527-565) over a 4th ct. basilica.Minarets were added when the church became a mosque after the Turkish conquest in 1453.Painted-over mosaics were restored under sultan Abdul Mecit in 1847. Hagia Sophia was the seat of the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople (also known as Byzanz or Istanbul) and a principal setting for Byzantine imperial ceremonies. In this church the coronation of emperor Alexios IV Angelo took place on August 1 1203.

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    Buttresses on the south side were added to Hagia Sophia church when earthquakes damaged the central cupola in the 14th century.

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    Interior of Hagia Sophia.The cupola is 55 m high,and measures 31 m across.The green columns come from the harbour gymnasium in Ephesos,the red porphiry columns from the temple of Jupiter in Baalbek.Columns have byzantine capitals,some bear the initials of Justinian.

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    Doge Enrico Dandolo crowns Baldwin I (Baudoin), Emperor of Byzantium (1204-1205). At the outset of the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204), the crusaders under Baldwin of Flanders recaptured Dalmatian Zara for Venice. Ceramic Plate (1550-1560)

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    Crusaders storm Constantinople,1204 Oil on canvas

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    The crusaders' conquest of Constantinople in 1204 Oil on canvas

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    Prise de Constantinople par les Croises (April 12th 1204)- The crusaders take Constantinople, 1840. Canvas, 81,5 x 105 cm R.F.1659

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