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Siege of Trebizond (1461)
Part of the Byzantine–Ottoman Wars
Medieval Trebizond 2.png
Fortification plan of (central) medieval Trebizond (modern Trabzon, Turkey). Current remains in red
DateAugust 1461
LocationTrebizond, Empire of Trebizond
Result Empire of Trebizond incorporated into the Ottoman Empire.
Ottoman Empire Empire of Trebizond
Commanders and leaders
Mehmed II
Mahmud Pasha Angelovic
David of Trebizond

The Siege of Trebizond was a siege, in August 1461, of the city of Trebizond, capital of the Empire of Trebizond, by the Ottomans under Sultan Mehmed II. After a month of siege, the city was surrendered by the emperor David of Trebizond, and the empire of Trebizond became part of the Ottoman Empire.[1]

Cultural References[]

  • Dorothy Dunnett, a Scottish historical novelist, much of whose book The Spring of the Ram is set in Trebizond at the time of its fall.


  1. Byzantine Armies AD 1118-1461, Ian Heath, page 41, 1995

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