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Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις, Konstantinoúpolis, or Πόλις, Polis) was the capital of the Roman Empire (330-395), the Byzantine/East Roman Empire (395-1204 and 1261-1453), the Latin Empire (1204-1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453-1922). In 1930 it was renamed Istanbul. It is a city in present day Turkey.

History

Istanbul was fought over in the Crusades. It was attacked and sieged multiple times by the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims who each claimed it as their own.

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