- former name of Istanbul.
- a former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Capital: Constantinople.
- the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Empire in a.d. 476. Capital: Constantinople.
Examples from the Web for constantinople
Next morning Alcide packed my valise, and leaving him in charge of my apartments I took the Orient express for Constantinople.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
He settled in Constantinople, where he had to start from scratch.The Black Count of Russia
March 17, 2013
Large parts even of the city of Constantinople reverted to farm land.
Both built themselves new capitals, the Persian in Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia; the Romans in Constantinople.
Furthermore, Constantinople says OutCast no longer represents Bloom.David Pogue and Nicki Dugan: A Conflict of Interest?
May 27, 2011
He even thinks that, even if she possessed Constantinople, she could not long retain it.
But if art has done little, nature has done wonders for Constantinople.
The word "ought" was not heeded at Constantinople, but the word "must" was understood fully there.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
In Geneva cats prowl about the streets like dogs at Constantinople.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
Find out what is meant at Constantinople by "the Golden Horn?"Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
- the former name (330–1926) of Istanbul
- the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East, esp after the deposition of the last emperor in Rome (476 ad). It was finally extinguished by the fall of Constantinople, its capital, in 1453See also Eastern Roman Empire
- the former Turkish empire in Europe, Asia, and Africa, which lasted from the late 13th century until the end of World War IAlso called: Turkish Empire
Word Origin and History for constantinople
A city founded by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great as capital of the eastern part of the Roman Empire. Constantine ruled over both parts of the empire from Constantinople, which was later capital of the Byzantine Empire. Constantinople was conquered by Turkish forces in the fifteenth century.
An empire, centered at Constantinople, that began as the eastern portion of the Roman Empire; it included parts of Europe and western Asia. As the western Roman Empire declined, the Byzantine Empire grew in importance, and it remained an important power in Europe until the eleventh century. The Byzantine Empire was conquered by Turkish forces in the fifteenth century.
The Byzantine emperor was an absolute ruler (see absolute monarchy), and the laws and customs associated with his empire were strict and complex. His rule was supported by the Christian Church in the region, which later became the independent Eastern Orthodox Church.