Siege of Trebizond (1461)

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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
Date August 1461
Location Trebizond, Empire of Trebizond
Result Empire of Trebizond incorporated into the Ottoman Empire
 Ottoman Empire Empire of Trebizond
Commanders and leaders
Ottoman Empire Mehmed II
Ottoman Empire 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[edit]

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


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