Modern-day Istanbul, 560 years after the Fall of Constantinople
The Fall of Constantinople brought many changes to the European area. The Fall signified the beginning of Christendom's modern age. It led to the establishment of one of the biggest empires of its time, the Ottoman Empire. The Fall led to intellectuals from the Byzantine Empire leaving to go to Italy and helping spark the Renaissance and end the Middle Ages. The Fall of Constantinople also helped effect economic trades in Europe that eventually led to the push for New World exploration that helped discover the Americas. Socially, the Fall of Constantinople has led to a lot of anti-Turkish bias across Europe and weak relations between the nations of Turkey and Greece. Overall, the Fall of Constantinople was an important event in Europe that had a lasting impact, even to this day.