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Anna Comnena

(1083–after 1148). Daughter of E Roman emp. Alexius I Comnenus (1048–1118; emp. 1081–1118; persecuted the Bogomils*); failed to secure the throne for her husband, Nicephorus Bryennius; her Alexiad, chiefly a hist. of her father's reign, is an important source for Byzantine hist. at the time of 1st Crusade. (see Crusades, 2).

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