| The island of Rhodes faced a first siege in 1480, before falling to the Turks of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1522.|
|Suleiman the Magnificent besieged Rhodes with 200,000 men. Despite heroic resistance of six months, the city fell to the Ottomans. Soliman, respectful of the courage of his enemies, ie v grant them safe.|
|The Ottomans converted many churches of Rhodes in mosques by adding minarets and domes. They build little but demolish anything either, but to forget the memory of the Knights , they spend the ramparts and emblazoned with lime. The Greeks will be banned from residence in the city , and their presence between sunset and sunrise is punishable by death. Only Jews are tolerated.|
Ottoman rule will end with the Ottoman Empire in 1912, Rhodes will be under the control of Italy .
|In the Ottoman era Rhodes formed, with some neighboring islands, a sanjak of the vilayet Turkish Djezaïri-Sefid-Bahri (islands of the White Sea).|
The governor of the vilayet, who was a Christian and lived in Rhodes, Chios sometimes also.