- Byzantine emperor, who ruled in 1376-1379 he. Son of John V. Genus. April 11. 1348 g. + 1385 g.
Prior to 1371, Mr.. Andronicus was considered the heir to the throne. But after he refused to rescue her father from imprisonment by the Venetians, John deprived of his rights to the throne and handed them over to the younger son of Manuel. In 1373, Mr.. Andronikos
tried to raise a revolt against his father. For this he was blinded in one eye and imprisoned in the tower Anem. Soon after he escaped from prison, and took refuge in Galata, and in 1376, Mr.. with the help of the Turks took Constantinople and overthrew his father to the throne. In 1379, Mr.. John, freed from jail, drove his son out of the capital. Two years later, the Sultan demanded that John Andronicus again announced his successor, and while he gave him a lot of northern cities and the Marmara Sea Rodosto Selibriyu. In 1385, Mr.. Andronicus rose for the third time at his father, was beaten and died soon afterwards (Dashkov: "Andronicus IV ').