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Anna Komnene

1083 - 1153

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Anna Komnene (Greek: Ἄννα Κομνηνή, romanized: Ánna Komnēnḗ; 1 December 1083 – 1153), commonly Latinized as Anna Comnena, was a Byzantine princess and author of the Alexiad, an account of the reign of her father, the Byzantine emperor, Alexios I Komnenos. The Alexiad is the most important primary source of Byzantine history of the late 11th and early 12th centuries. Although she is best known as the author of the Alexiad, Anna played an important part in the politics of the time and attempted to depose her brother, John II Komnenos, as emperor and seize the throne herself.At birth, Anna was betrothed to Constantine Doukas, and she grew up in his mother's household. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Komnene has received more than 447,587 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Anna Komnene is the 215th most popular writer (up from 319th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 145th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Writer.

Anna Komnene was a Byzantine princess who lived from 1083-1148. She was the daughter of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Empress Irene Doukaina. Anna is most famous for her writings, which include the Alexiad, a history of her father's reign.

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Among writers, Anna Komnene ranks 215 out of 5,755Before her are Wisława Szymborska, Ferdowsi, Pierre Corneille, Pearl S. Buck, Adam Mickiewicz, and Arthur C. Clarke. After her are Geoffrey Chaucer, Nizami Ganjavi, Terry Pratchett, Peter Handke, Luís de Camões, and Ray Bradbury.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1083, Anna Komnene ranks 1After her are Charles I, Count of Flanders, Ali ibn Yusuf, and Viacheslav I of Kiev. Among people deceased in 1153, Anna Komnene ranks 3Before her are Bernard of Clairvaux and Pope Eugene III. After her are David I of Scotland, Bernard de Tremelay, Al-Shahrastani, Gampopa, and Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Anna Komnene ranks 95 out of 1,301Before her are Piri Reis (1470), Honorius (384), Pausanias (110), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Nestorius (381), and Apollonius of Perga (-262). After her are Irenaeus (130), Leo III the Isaurian (675), Andromache (null), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), and Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Anna Komnene ranks 6Before her are Hesiod (-800), Lucian (120), Anacreon (-570), Constantine VII (905), and Orhan Pamuk (1952). After her are Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), and Theodore the Studite (759).