Andronikos IV Palaiologos
Andronikos IV Palaiologos (Greek Ἀνδρόνικος Δ ' Παλαιολόγος; * April 11, 1348, † June 28, 1385 ) was Byzantine emperor from 1376 to 1379 as the son and successor of John V Palaiologos. He rebelled against his father, when the Ottomans under Sultan Murad I in 1373 John forced into dependency - by allying himself with Murad's son, who had also risen against his father. Both uprisings were unsuccessful, however. Murad blinded his son and called on John to do this with his son also, but Andronikos was only one eye blinded.
1376 helped him the Genoese in the escape from the prison and on the takeover of power in Constantinople Opel. He was immediately attacked by enemy of Genoa, Venice and overthrew them in 1379. The Venetians put John V. on the throne again. Andronikos rebelled again in 1385, again unsuccessfully, and died a short time later.
- Kaiser ( Byzantium )
- Born in 1348
- Died in 1385