Timeline of Istanbul

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Istanbul, Turkey.

Prior to 4th century[edit]

See also: Byzantium

4th-15th centuries[edit]

See also: Constantinople
  • 365 - City taken by forces of Procopius.[3]
  • 813 - City besieged by Bulgarian forces.

15th-19th centuries[edit]

  • 1766 - Earthquake.

20th century[edit]

  • 1908 - Istanbul declared a province with nine constituent districts.
  • 1930 - City renamed "Istanbul".[6]
  • 1950 - Population: 1,000,022.[4]
  • 1958 - Küçük Emek cinema opens.[7]
  • 1984 - March 23: Municipality of Greater Istanbul established.

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Istanbul", Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1960, p. 503, OCLC 3832886 
  2. ^ a b Benjamin Vincent (1910), "Constantinople", Haydn's Dictionary of Dates (25th ed.), London: Ward, Lock & Co. 
  3. ^ George Henry Townsend (1867), "Constantinople", A Manual of Dates (2nd ed.), London: Frederick Warne & Co. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Leon E. Seltzer, ed. (1952), Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 854, OL OL6112221M 
  5. ^ "Istanbul". Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture. Oxford University Press. 2009. pp. 315–330. ISBN 9780195309911. 
  6. ^ a b c "Turkey Profile: Timeline". BBC News. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Movie Theaters in Istanbul, Turkey". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Istanbul". 1965 Population Census Data Base (in Turkish). Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "City Guide: Istanbul". Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 
  10. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute (2007). "Istanbul". Population Census Data Base (in Turkish). Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  11. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute (2008). "Istanbul". Population Census Data Base (in Turkish). Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Turkey". Art Spaces Directory. New York: New Museum. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia and Turkish Wikipedia.

Further reading[edit]

Published in the 19th century[edit]

  • William Hunter (1803), "(Constantinople)", Travels through France, Turkey, and Hungary, to Vienna, in 1792 (3rd ed.), London: J. White, OCLC 10321359 

Published in the 20th century[edit]

  • Bernard Lewis (1963), Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire, USA: University of Oklahoma Press, OCLC 479098 
  • J. H. G. Lebon (1970). "Islamic City in the Near East: A Comparative Study of Cairo, Alexandria and Istanbul". Town Planning Review 41. JSTOR 40102697. 
  • Trudy Ring, ed. (1996). "Istanbul". Southern Europe. International Dictionary of Historic Places 3. Fitzroy Dearborn. OCLC 31045650. 
  • Edhem Eldem et al. (1999), The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul, New York: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 052164304X 

Published in the 21st century[edit]

  • Arzu Öztürkmen (2002). "From Constantinople to Istanbul: Two Sources on the Historical Folklore of a City". Asian Folklore Studies 61. JSTOR 1178974. 
  • Europe's Muslim Capital by Philip Mansel in the June 2003 issue of History Today
  • Amy Mills (2005). "Narratives in City Landscapes: Cultural Identity in Istanbul". Geographical Review 95. JSTOR 30034247. 
  • Bruce Stanley (2008), "Istanbul", in Michael R.T. Dumper; Bruce E. Stanley, Cities of the Middle East and North Africa, Santa Barbara, USA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 180–187, ISBN 9781576079195 
  • Nebahat Avcioğlu (2008). "Istanbul: The Palimpsest City in Search of Its Architext". RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics (53/54). JSTOR 25608817. 
  • Ebru Boyar (2010), A social history of Ottoman Istanbul, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521199551 

External links[edit]

  • "Istanbul". Islamic Cultural Heritage Database. Istanbul: Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  • ArchNet.org. "Istanbul". Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: MIT School of Architecture and Planning. 

Coordinates: 41°00′49″N 28°57′18″E / 41.01361°N 28.95500°E / 41.01361; 28.95500