Roxalena was born in the year 1505, in Ruthenia,Poland. She lived with both her parents, Havrylo and Leksandra Lisowski. Roxalena was taken away from her family at the age of 15 in a slave raid, and taken to Istanbul,as a harem.
To Roxalena's shock, she was made sultan suleiman's legal wife. That made the other harems furious and jealous of Roxalena's luck. Roxalena had 6 kids, 5 boys 1 girl.
the time roxalena was alive she was politically active. She had a huge affect of foreign and national politics.above that, roxalena did many charity works, including building public building such as mosques.