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 Haseki Hürrem

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Haseki Hürrem Famous memorial

Original Name
Roxelana
Birth
Ivano-Frankivska, Ukraine
Death
15 Apr 1558 (aged 51–52)
Istanbul, Turkey
Burial
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Plot
mausoleum behind the mosque
Memorial ID
20122003 View Source

Royalty. Wife of Süleyman the Magnificent and mother of Selim II, also known as Roxelane. She was born by the name Aleksandra or Anastasia Lisowska in the region that is now Poland and was brought to Istanbul as a slave. She joined the harem of the sultan who soon fell in love with her. Forsaking tradition he lived a monogamic relationship with her and even married her. She was believed to have bewitched the sultan and that he was defeated at Vienna as a punishment by god for this.

Royalty. Wife of Süleyman the Magnificent and mother of Selim II, also known as Roxelane. She was born by the name Aleksandra or Anastasia Lisowska in the region that is now Poland and was brought to Istanbul as a slave. She joined the harem of the sultan who soon fell in love with her. Forsaking tradition he lived a monogamic relationship with her and even married her. She was believed to have bewitched the sultan and that he was defeated at Vienna as a punishment by god for this.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 26 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 20122003
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20122003/haseki-h%C3%BCrrem: accessed ), memorial page for Haseki Hürrem (1506–15 Apr 1558), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20122003, citing Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; Maintained by Find a Grave.