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The Emperor Constantine the Great (also known as Constantine I) moved the capital of the old Roman Empire to the Ancient Greek city in the East called Byzantium, and renamed this city as "Constantinople - the New Rome" in the year 330 AD. Constantinople remained the capital of the New Roman (or Eastern Roman) Empire until the year 1453 AD.

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It was called the Roman empire. Constantinople was simply a new capitol city.

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It was Constantine the Great. He renamed the city of Byzantium, which he redeveloped, after himself. Constantinople means city of Constantine.

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Constantine built a new capital in the east and named it after himself, Constantinople.

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Why is Constantinople important to Rome?

Constantinople was the imperial capital of the eastern part of the empire, while Milan was the capital of the western part. Originally the capital of the east was Nicomedia, in northwestern Turkey. Constantine I moved it to Constantinople, 52 miles further west in the same area. After the fall of the western part of the empire, the eastern part continued to exist for another 1,000 years. Constantinople become the capital of what was left of the Roman Empire and its importance endured and increased until it was conquered by the ottoman Turks in 1453. Over time Constantinople also became the most important seat of Christian Orthodoxy.


Which Roman emperor moved the capital of the Empire to Byzantium?

The emperor Constantine I (or the Great) did not move the imperial capital of the roman Empire from Rome to Byzantium. He moved the imperial capital of the eastern part of the Roman Empire from Nicomedia (in north-western Turkey) to the nearby Byzantium, which he redeveloped and renamed after himself -- Constantinople (City of Constantine). Milan remained the imperial capital of the western part of the empire.Nicomedia and Milan had been designated as the imperial capitals of the east and west respectively by the emperor Diocletian. Rome had already ceased to be the imperial capital before Constantine.


What was the Constantinople in the crusades?

The 4th Crusade was originally created to conquer Jerusalem, which was Muslim-ruled by an invasion through Egypt. Instead, in April of 1204, the crusaders of Western Europe invaded and sacked the Orthodox Christian city of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The crusaders established the short lived Latin Empire and other "Latin states" in the Byzantine lands they conquered.


What was the result when Constantine moved the capital of the roman empire to constantinopal?

After the reign of Constantine I, Constantinople became the capital of the eastern pert of the Roman Empire. Mediolanum (Milan, in northern Italy) became the capital of the western part of the empire. Milan had been designated as the capital of the west by Diocletian (Constantine's predecessor) who had also designated Nicomedia as the capital of the east. Constantinople replaced Nicomedia as the capital of the east. The capital of the western part of the empire was moved to Ravenna (also in northern Italy) in 402.


In what modern country was the capital of the Roman Empire located?

The original capital was Rome which is currently In Italy. Constantine the first, one of the christian emperors, moved the capital to Constantinople. Now called Istanbul, this city is in modern day turkey. eventually the empire was divided east from west and these two cities became the capitals. the eastern or byzantine empire continue on for almost 1000 years.

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Where did Constantine create a new christian capital?

Constantine I redeveloped the city of Byzantium and turned it into the new capital of the eastern part of the empire. Byzantium was renamed Constantinople. Constantinople was the capital of the eastern part of the empire, not the whole of the empire. Constantine I moved this capital from Nicomedia (just 52 miles further west, in northwestern Turkey) to Constantinople. The Capital of the western part of the empire was Milan. Remember too, that although Constantinople was a capital, it was not a Christian capital. It was simply the capital.Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1453 and is now called Istanbul.


What is Constantinople's capital?

Constantinople did not have a capital, it was a capitol. It was the capital of the Byzantine or Eastern Roman empire.


What is the capital of the byzsantine empire?

the capital of the Byzantine Empire was Constantinople.


Was Constantinople the capital of the whole Roman Empire or was it just the capital of the Eastern Empire which is the Byzantine Empire?

Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine/Eastern Empire. It wasn't the capital of the whole empire, but it was a major city for sure.


What city was the capital of Byzantine Empire?

Constantinople


What was the capital of byzantine empire?

The Capital of the Byzantine Empire was originally called Byzantium before being renamed as Constantinople (which was its name during its control by the Byzantine Empire) and renamed by Ottomans as Istanbul afterwards. Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire


How many years was Constantinople the capital of a united Roman Empire?

For how many years constantinople the capital of a united roman empire ?


What was the capital of the eastern empire of the old roman empire?

the capital of the Eastern Empire was Constantinople


Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine or Christian Empire?

It was the capital of Eastern Roman Empire, which was later called by the historians Byzantine Empire to differentiate it from the Roman Empire. Constantinople was named by the Roman emperor Constantine the First after himself but there was already a city at that location called "Byzantium". However, the people living there just usually called their city "Istanbul", which means "in this city". Today, the city is officially called Istanbul. It is the largest and most famous city of Turkey and was the capital city of the Ottoman empire until the foundation of the Turkish republic in 1922. The capital was then moved to Ankara.


Who created Constantinople?

Emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Byzantine/Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople around 330 AD.


What was Constantine's major achievement?

Creating a new capital, Constantinople, which effectively saved the Roman Empire. Or at least created the Eastern Roman Empire. It was also a great trade center.


What year did constantinople become the capital of the roman empire?

Constantinople became the new capital in the year a.d. 312