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It served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans during the 15th century.

The nearby Hagia Eirene ("Holy Peace") church was completed earlier and served as cathedral until the Great Church was completed.The focal point of the Eastern Orthodox Church for nearly one thousand years, the building witnessed the excommunication of Patriarch Michael I Cerularius on the part of Humbert of Silva Candida, the papal envoy of Pope Leo IX in 1054, an act that is commonly considered the start of the East–West Schism.In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Empire under Mehmed the Conqueror, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a mosque.The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having been destroyed by rioters.It was designed by the Greek geometers Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.