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 425,512 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Anna Komnene is the 319th most popular writer (down from 269th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 120th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish 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 319 out of 5,794Before her are Elena Ferrante, François Mauriac, Simonides of Ceos, Roger Martin du Gard, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, and Wilhelm Grimm. After her are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Donne, Gregory of Tours, Luigi Pirandello, and J. M. Barrie.

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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, Gampopa, Al-Shahrastani, and Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Turkey, Anna Komnene ranks 145 out of 1,128Before her are Simeon Stylites (389), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Pope Vitalian (600), Antinous (111), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), and Polycarp (69). After her are Constantine V (718), Basil II (958), Michael III (840), Mausolus (-410), Narses (478), and Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Anna Komnene ranks 7Before her are Homer (-800), Hesiod (-800), Constantine VII (905), Lucian (120), Orhan Pamuk (1952), and Anacreon (-570). After her are Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), and Aratus (-315).