Andronikos II Palaiologos
Author(s) : Radic Radivoj (16/9/2003)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Radic Radivoj, "Andronikos II Palaiologos",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7963>
Andronikos II Palaiologos (1282-1328) was the second son of Michael VIII and Theodora Palaiologina. During his reign he carried out military and administrative reforms, while he repudiated the union of the Orthodox Church with the Papacy, carried out by his father Michael VIII. He proceeded to a judicial reform and greatly contributed to the flourishing in art and the letters which came to be known as "Palaiologan Renaissance". In the civil war against his grandson, Andronikos III, he was forced to abdicate his throne (in 1328) and become a monk, adopting the name Antonios until his death.
Date and Place of Death
12/13 February 1332, Constantinople
Date and Place of Birth
Andronikos Doukas Angelos Komnenos, monk Antonios, new Constantine
2. Evaluation of Andronikos II's reign
3.1. Ecclesiastical policy
3.2. Domestic policy
4. Foreign political difficulties
5. Civil war (1321-1328)
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