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 128,548 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Anna Porphyrogenita is the 287th most popular companion (down from 274th in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 375th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Turkish 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 287 out of 687Before her are Constance of Castile, Statilia Messalina, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Elizabeth of Bohemia, Berengaria of Portugal, and Laura Bush. After her are Rosalynn Carter, Nur Jahan, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Adelaide of Aquitaine, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, and Charles Lightoller.

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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, and Albert I, Count of Namur.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 389 out of 1,128Before her are Archelaus (-500), Maathorneferure (-1250), İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Eubulides (-500), Andriscus (-185), and Aristophanes of Byzantium (-257). After her are Mammes of Caesarea (259), Tarasios of Constantinople (730), Arshile Gorky (1904), Suleiman ibn Qutulmish (1100), Anitta (-1700), and Chryses of Troy (null).

Among COMPANIONS In Turkey

Among companions born in Turkey, Anna Porphyrogenita ranks 10Before her are Antinous (111), Hecuba (null), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), and Licinia Eudoxia (422). After her are Agnes of Antioch (1153), Irene Angelina (1181), Maria Laskarina (1206), Kaya Sultan (1633), Maria of Antioch (1145), and Irene Doukaina (1066).