Anna Comnena

About Anna Comnena

Who is it?: Greek Princess & Scholar
Birth Day: December 01, 1083
Birth Place: Porphyra Chamber, Great Palace of Constantinople, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire, Greek
Died On: 1153 (age 70)\nMonastery of Kecharitomene, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Spouse: Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger
Issue: Alexios Komnenos, megas doux John Doukas Irene Doukaina Maria Bryennaina Komnene
House: House of Komnenos
Father: Alexios I Komnenos
Mother: Irene Doukaina

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Anna Comnena was bornon December 01, 1083 in Porphyra Chamber, Great Palace of Constantinople, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire, Greek, is Greek Princess & Scholar. Anna Comnena was a Greek princess and scholar who wrote the ‘Alexiad’, an account of her father’s—Emperor Alexios I Komnenos of Byzantium—life and reign. She is considered the world’s first female historian and her work is a valuable source of information about the early Crusaders as she described in detail the daily life at court, her family life, and the political and military history of the Byzantine Empire. She was the eldest of her parents’ children and received a loving though disciplined upbringing. Being a Byzantine royal woman she received a good education and was tutored in literature, philosophy, medicine, astronomy and history among other subjects. A very intelligent and ambitious woman, she managed a large hospital and orphanage that her father had built for her to administer. She also taught medicine at the hospital and was well-known for her medical knowledge; in fact she even treated her own father during his final illness though she was unable to save his life. Initially she harbored the ambition of succeeding the throne after the death of her father, but was not supported in this endeavor by her husband. Thus she retired from court life and entered a monastery where she dedicated her time to studying philosophy and history.
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The exact date of Anna Komnene’s death is uncertain. It is inferred from the Alexiad that she was still alive in 1148. Moreover, the Alexiad sheds light on Anna’s emotional turmoil. She wrote that no one could see her, yet many hated her. Thus, she loathed the isolated position in society that exile had forced upon her.