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    Anonymous

    While researching the famous Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent for Pitt's nationality rooms, I discovered a surprising connection with our people.  Suleiman, who conquered Belgrade, Buda, Transylvania, Rhodes, Baghdad and twice besieged Vienna had Rusyn (Ruthenian) wife.  Her name was Alexandra Lisovska.

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    Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
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    Alexandra Lisovska*

    The daughter of an Orthodox priest, she was captured by Crimean Tartars in the 1520s, sold to the Turks and finally added to the Sultan's harem.  With true Rusyn resourcefulness, she became the first legal sultan's wife in two centuries.  Her works included sponsoring mosques, soup kitchens for the poor and founding a women's hospital in Constantinople.

    As for the Tartars, it was strongly recommended that they curtail their raiding activities in Ruthenia.  Or else.  The moral of the story is that if you know what is good for you, you don't mess with our women.  But you husbands already knew that.
     
    *Also known as Roxelana = "The Ruthenian One"

    Source – Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Center

    #397518

    Anonymous

    Yep even Valvasor said that Slavs are greatest people in the world and he mentioned that Slavic is even spoken in the court of Carigrad.

    #397519

    Anonymous
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    While researching the famous Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent for Pitt's nationality rooms…

    You mean while watching that turkish TV soap opera. Eh, ts ts ts :)

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    #397520

    Anonymous
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    Yep even Valvasor said that Slavs are greatest people in the world and he mentioned that Slavic is even spoken in the court of Carigrad.

    Slavic was spoken in the sultans court in Carigrad (Topkapi), it was one of the official languages alongside Turkish, Persian and Arabic. The Slavic was Serbian and Bulgarian, it was known as the language of the Janissaries. It was elevated because of its diplomatic value and mostly because Janissaries were the ones that administered the empire, since it was forbidden for ethnic Turks to hold such high positions. Since the most numerous Slavs in the Ottoman Empire were Serbs and Bulgarians, Serbian and Bulgarian was the Slavic language in use.

    #397521

    Anonymous

    Bravo kiki, I saw this story on Facebook today.  I knew there were slavic girls in the harem

    #397522

    Anonymous
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    Yep even Valvasor said that Slavs are greatest people in the world and he mentioned that Slavic is even spoken in the court of Carigrad.

    It was one of diplomatic languages there, not exactly something odalisques were taught ;D Anyway, Roxelana could knew, it her father was Orthodox priest.

    #397523

    Anonymous
    #397524

    Anonymous
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    Slavic was spoken in the sultans court in Carigrad (Topkapi), it was one of the official languages alongside Turkish, Persian and Arabic. The Slavic was Serbian and Bulgarian, it was known as the language of the Janissaries. It was elevated because of its diplomatic value and mostly because Janissaries were the ones that administered the empire, since it was forbidden for ethnic Turks to hold such high positions. Since the most numerous Slavs in the Ottoman Empire were Serbs and Bulgarians, Serbian and Bulgarian was the Slavic language in use.
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    It was one of diplomatic languages there, not exactly something odalisques were taught ;D Anyway, Roxelana could knew, it her father was Orthodox priest.

    I am just saying what he wrote. He didn't gave any detailed information since this was not focus of his book but a side note.

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    Anonymous

    Roxelana was very smart that she made her own son as an heir himself and also she did many nasty things as well.

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