TITLE

THE GUNS OF CONSTANTINOPLE

AUTHOR(S)
Crowley, Roger
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the first artillery barrage in 1453 which shattered the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and changed warfare forever. Early in 1452, a Hungarian cannon founder by the name of Orban arrived in Constantinople, seeking his fortune at the imperial court. Emperor Constantine was extremely interested in Orban's offer and authorized a small stipend to detain him in the city. Orban decided to try his luck elsewhere when he was not paid regularly.
ACCESSION #
26113163

 

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