810 - 865

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Kassia, Cassia or Kassiani (Greek: Κασσιανή, romanized: Kassianí, pronounced [kasia'ni]; c. 810 – before 865) was a Byzantine-Greek composer, hymnographer and poet. She holds a unique place in Byzantine music as the only known woman whose music appears in the Byzantine liturgy. Approximately fifty of her hymns are extant, most of which are sticheron, though at least 26 have uncertain attribution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kassia has received more than 197,146 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Kassia is the 1,016th most popular writer (up from 1,095th in 2019), the 366th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 376th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Turkish Writer.

Kassia is most famous for being the first female poet to write in the vernacular.

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Among writers, Kassia ranks 1,016 out of 5,794Before her are Rudolf Erich Raspe, Madeleine de Scudéry, Ibn al-Jawzi, Bernhard Schlink, P. D. James, and Rosamunde Pilcher. After her are Egeria, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, D. T. Suzuki, and Joachim du Bellay.

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Among people born in 810, Kassia ranks 9Before her are John Scotus Eriugena, Abbas ibn Firnas, Halfdan the Black, Kenneth MacAlpin, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, and Hastein. After her are Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, García Íñiguez of Pamplona, Eulogius of Córdoba, Eberhard of Friuli, Malamir of Bulgaria, and Bivin of Gorze. Among people deceased in 865, Kassia ranks 3Before her are Ansgar and Æthelberht, King of Wessex. After her is Paschasius Radbertus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Kassia ranks 366 out of 1,128Before her are Aristagoras (-600), Bar Hebraeus (1226), Thomas the Slav (800), Licinia Eudoxia (422), Sostratus of Cnidus (-290), and Baldwin II, Latin Emperor (1217). After her are Agabus (100), Ephorus (-400), Boris II of Bulgaria (931), Yolanda of Flanders (1175), Gülbahar Hatun (1429), and Fatma Sultan (1605).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Kassia ranks 28Before her are Gregory of Narek (951), Dio Chrysostom (40), John Malalas (491), Aziz Nesin (1915), Ahmad Khani (1650), and Bar Hebraeus (1226). After her are Aristophanes of Byzantium (-257), Zenodotus (-330), Alcman (-611), Aelius Aristides (117), Yeghishe Charents (1897), and Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543).