Andronikos V Palaiologos

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Andronikos V Palaiologos (or Andronicus V Palaeologus) (Greek: Ανδρόνικος Ε' Παλαιολόγος) (c. 1400 – c. 1407) was co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire with his father John VII Palaiologos.

Andronikos V Palaiologos
Co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire
Reign 1403 - 1407
Predecessor John V
Successor John V
Born 1400
Died September 24, 1407(1407-09-24) (aged 7)
Dynasty Palaiologos
Father John VII Palaiologos
Mother Irene Gattilusio
The coat of arms attributed to the Palaiologoi.


Andronikos V Palaiologos was the only known son of Emperor John VII Palaiologos and Irene Gattilusio, daughter of Francesco II Gattilusio. At the time of his birth John VII was Regent of the Byzantine Empire for his uncle Manuel II Palaiologos. At an unknown date, probably after his father settled in Thessalonica, Andronikos V was proclaimed nominal co-emperor, probably by 1403/1404. He predeceased his father, dying probably in 1407 and with that ended the furthest line of descent of Byzantine (co-)emperors possible from his dynasty's founder, Michael VIII.

The imperial status of both John VII and Andronikos V was purely honorary and they were not full-fledged co-emperors (although John VII had reigned as emperor in 1390 and as regent in Constantinople from 1399 to 1403).


  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • G. Dennis, "An unknown Byzantine Emperor", JÖBG 16 (1967)
  • N. Oikonomides, "John VII Palaeologus and the Ivory Pyxis at Dumbarton Oaks", DOP 31 (1977)
Andronikos V Palaiologos
Palaiologos dynasty
Born: Unknown 1400 Died: Unknown 1407
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John V Palaiologos
Byzantine Emperor
ca. 1403–1407
with John VII Palaiologos
Succeeded by
John V Palaiologos
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