Anna Comnena was born the 1st of December, A.D. 1083, indiction vii. (Alexiad. l. vi. p. 166, 167). At thirteen, the time of the first crusade, she was nubile, and perhaps married to the younger Nicephorus Bryennius, whom she fondly styles, (l. x. p. 295, 296). Some moderns have imagined, that her enmity to Bohemond was the fruit of disappointed love. In the transactions of Constantinople and Nice, her partial accounts (Alex. l. x. xi. p. 283 - 317) may be opposed to the partiality of the Latins, but in their subsequent exploits she is brief and ignorant.