Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Andronicus III.
ANDRONICUS III., grandson of the preceding, was born about 1290. His conduct during youth was so violent, that his grandfather resolved to deprive him of his right to the crown. Andronicus rebelled, and in 1328 compelled his grandfather to abdicate in his favour. During his reign he was engaged in constant war, chiefly with the Turks, who greatly extended their conquests. He died in 1341.