1453 in History
January 6 Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
April 21 Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
May 29 Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
May 29 French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated
July 4 41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau
July 17 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
July 23 Battle at Gavere: Philip the Good beats Gentse rebellion
October 19 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war