Person:Anna Komnene (2)

Anna Komnene Dukaina
b.2 Dec 1083
m. 1077
  1. Anna Komnene Dukaina1083 - 1153
  2. Maria Komnene1085 - Aft Abt 1153
  3. John II Komnenos1087 - 1143
  4. Eudoxia Komnene1089 - Bef 1130/31
  5. Andronikos Komnenos1091 - 1131
  6. Isaac KomnenosAft 1093 - Aft 1152
  7. Theodora Komnene1095/96 - 1116
  8. Manolis Komnenos1096 -
  9. Zofia Komnene1097/98 -
m. 1097
Facts and Events
Name Anna Komnene Dukaina
Gender Female
Birth[1] 2 Dec 1083
Marriage 1097 Of, Constantinople, Constantinopleto Nikephoros Bryennios
Death[1] 1153
Reference Number? Q179284?

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Anna Komnene (; 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. She was well-educated in "Greek literature and history, philosophy, theology, mathematics, and medicine."[1] Anna and Constantine were next in the line to throne until Anna's younger brother, John II Komnenos, became the heir in 1092. Constantine died around 1094, and Anna married Nikephoros Bryennios in 1097. The two had several children before Nikephoros' death around 1136.

Following her father's death in 1118, Anna and her mother attempted to usurp John II Komnenos. Her husband refused to cooperate with them, and the usurpation failed.[1] As a result, John exiled Anna to the Kecharitomene Monastery, where she spent the rest of her life. In confinement there, she wrote the Alexiad. She died in 1153.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Anna Komnene, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   ANNA Komnene, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.