Andronikos Angelos Palaiologos

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Andronikos Angelos Komnenos Doukas Palaiologos (Greek: Ἀνδρόνικος Ἄγγελος Κομνηνός Δούκας Παλαιολόγος, ca. 1282–1328), was a Byzantine aristocrat and military leader.

Andronikos Angelos Palaiologos
protosebastos
Bornca. 1282
Died1328
Noble familyHouse of Angelos
Spouse(s)Kokala
Issue
FatherDemetrios Doukas Komnenos Koutroules
MotherAnna Palaiologina

He was born ca. 1282 to Demetrios Doukas Komnenos Koutroules, son of the ruler of Epirus, Michael II Komnenos Doukas, and Anna Komnene Palaiologina, the daughter of the Byzantine emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.[1] By 1326 he held the post of protovestiarios and the rank of protosebastos. In 1327–28, Andronikos was military governor of Velegrada (modern Berat).[1] During the Byzantine civil war of 1321–28, he initially sided with Andronikos III Palaiologos against his grandfather Andronikos II Palaiologos, but then switched sides. As a result, when Andronikos III Palaiologos ousted his grandfather in 1328, he arrested his family and confiscated his property and his extensive estates in Macedonia. Andronikos was thereby forced to defect to Serbia, dying in exile at Prilep in 1328.[1]

He was married to an unnamed daughter of a certain Kokalas. The couple had at least two daughters, the future queen-consort of Epirus Anna Palaiologina and another, unnamed daughter, who married John Angelos.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d PLP, 21435. Παλαιολόγος, ̓Ανδρόνικος Άγγελος Κομνηνὸς ∆ούκας.

SourcesEdit

  • Trapp, Erich; Beyer, Hans-Veit; Walther, Rainer; Sturm-Schnabl, Katja; Kislinger, Ewald; Leontiadis, Ioannis; Kaplaneres, Sokrates (1976–1996). Prosopographisches Lexikon der Palaiologenzeit (in German). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. ISBN 3-7001-3003-1.