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Andronikos III Palaiologos (Greek: Ανδρόνικος Γʹ Παλαιολόγος; 25 March 1297 – 15 June 1341), was Roman emperor from 1328 to 1341. Born Andronikos Doukas Angelos Komnenos Palaiologos (Greek: Ἀνδρόνικος Δούκας Ἄγγελος Κομνηνός Παλαιολόγος), he was the son of Michael IX Palaiologos and Rita of Armenia. He was proclaimed co-emperor in his youth, before 1313, and in April 1321 he rebelled in opposition to his grandfather, Andronikos II Palaiologos. He was formally crowned co-emperor on February 1325, before ousting his grandfather outright and becoming sole emperor on 24 May 1328.

The emperor would have an affair that would lead to the birth of a boy named Stephanos, who would become the founder of the Anemid dynasty. His early death left a power vacuum that resulted in the disastrous civil war between his Empress-dowager, Anna of Savoy, and his closest friend and supporter, the future emperor Ioannes VI Kantakouzenos. He was succeeded by his legitimate son, Ioannes V Palaiologos.

Appearances

Roman Emperor
Preceded by:
Andronikos II
1321–1341
with Andronikos II (1325–1328)
Succeeded by:
Ioannes V

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