Andronikos Komnenos (son of John II)

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Andronikos Komnenos
Spouse(s) Eirene
Noble family Komnenos
Father John II Komnenos
Mother Piroska of Hungary
Born c. 1108
Died 1142

Andronikos Komnenos (or Andronicus Comnenus) (Greek: Ἀνδρόνικος Κομνηνός) (c. 1108 – 1142) was the third child and second son of the Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos and his Hungarian wife, Piroska (Eirene).


Andronikos was made sebastokratōr at an unknown date. He was one of two sons of John II Komnenos to predecease that Emperor,[1] the other being Alexios, whose body Andronikos was charged,[1] with bringing back from Attalia to Constantinople in 1142. Andronikos died during the return voyage.[1]


Andronikos Komnenos was married c. 1124 to a woman named Eirene (Aineidasa or Aineiadissa ?) (d. 1150/1151), by whom he had several children, these were:


  1. ^ a b c Cawley 2011, Andronikos Komnenos (Balabista in Macedonia [1108]-Autumn 1142) Cites Niketas Choniates, Liber III Rerum a Manuele Comneno Gestarum, 2, pp. 135-6.
  2. ^ Cawley 2011, MARIA Komnene Cites: Niketas Choniates, Liber VII de Rebus Gesti Manuelis Comneni, 1, p. 68; Ioannes Kinnamos Liber III, 9, p. 109.
  3. ^ Cawley 2011, IOANNES Doukas Komnenos Cites: For the wife (Rüdt-Collenberg (1975) [no book title given], p. 125, footnote 30; and other sources); For the daughter (RHC, Historiens occidentaux I, Historia Rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum ("L'estoire de Eracles Empereur et la conqueste de la terre d'Outremer") XX.I, p. 942).
  4. ^ Cawley 2011, THEODORA Komnene Cites: For the marriage (Annales Mellicenses 1149, MGH SS IX, p. 504; and other sources)
  5. ^ Cawley 2011, EVDOKIA Komnene Cites Niketas Choniates, Liber III Rerum a Manuele Comneno Gestarum, 2, p. 135; Niketas Choniates, Liber IV Rerum a Manuele Comneno Gestarum, 1, p. 1; Ioannes Kinnamos Liber V, 8, p. 226.
  6. ^ Choniates, p. 293.