"met him by chance at Constantinople"
Istanbul skyline from the Sea of Marmara
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeIstanbul skyline from the Sea of Marmara - Credit: Harvey Barrison, Flickr

Prior to 1930, Constantinople was the name of the Turkish city of Istanbul.

It was founded by the Roman emperor Constantine in the 4th Century, and became the capital of both the Roman and the Ottoman empires.

 

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