Roxelana by Osyp Nazaruk and Natalya Alatyreva (12/32)

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Roxelana (Anastasia Lisowska) was a Ukrainian woman-slave who raised up to become legal wife of the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. She was captured by Crimean Tatars from Rohatyn and brought to Crimea, where she attended a special school for slaves intended for rich Turkish households. Was sold as a slave to the palace of Suleiman, and quickly raised up to become his only and beloved wife (unusual for Muslims).

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