Anna Porphyrogenita

963 - 1011

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Anna Porphyrogenita (Medieval Greek: Ἄννα Πορφυρογεννήτη, romanized: Anna Porphyrogennētē, Russian: Анна Византийская, Ukrainian: Анна Порфірогенета; 13 March 963 – 1011) was a Grand Princess consort of Kiev; she was married to Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.Anna was the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Romanos II and the Empress Theophano. She was also the sister of Emperors Basil II Bulgaroktonos (The Bulgar-Slayer) and Constantine VIII. Anna was a Porphyrogenita, a legitimate daughter born in the special purple chamber of the Byzantine Emperor's Palace. Anna's hand was considered such a prize that some theorize that Vladimir became Christian just to marry her.Anna did not wish to marry Vladimir and expressed deep distress on her way to her wedding. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Porphyrogenita has received more than 161,975 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Anna Porphyrogenita is the 277th most popular companion (up from 287th in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 389th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Companion.

Anna Porphyrogenita is most famous for being the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. She was also the wife of Vladimir I of Kiev.

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Among companions, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 277 out of 673Before her are Juana Enríquez, Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Julia Drusilla, Tuya, and Louise of Great Britain. After her are Catherine Dolgorukov, Licinia Eudoxia, Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, and Jabir ibn Abd Allah.

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Among people born in 963, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 4Before her are Olaf Tryggvason, Richard II, Duke of Normandy, and Alp-Tegin.  Among people deceased in 1011, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 1After her are Bernard I, Duke of Saxony, Emperor Ichijō, Emperor Reizei, Conrad I, Duke of Carinthia, Willigis, and Albert I, Count of Namur.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 387 out of 1,301Before her are Ebussuud Efendi (1490), Ayşe Sultan (1605), Nicholas Kanabos (1200), Şah Sultan (1544), Bar Hebraeus (1226), and Athanasius the Athonite (920). After her are Licinia Eudoxia (422), Antipas of Pergamum (100), Deiphobus (null), Latife Uşşaki (1898), John Malalas (491), and Laskarina Bouboulina (1771).

Among COMPANIONS In Turkey

Among companions born in Turkey, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 13Before her are Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), Hümaşah Sultan (1540), Kaya Sultan (1633), Maria Laskarina (1206), and Irene Angelina (1181). After her are Licinia Eudoxia (422), Agnes of Antioch (1153), Maria of Antioch (1145), Irene Doukaina (1066), Despina Khatun (1438), and Neslişah Sultan (1921).