8. ANDRONICUS PALAEOLOGUS, the ancestor of the imperial family of the Palaeologi, was Magnus Domesticuls under the emperors Theodors Lascaris and Joannes III. Vatatzes.
He assumed the surname of Comnenus, which was borne likewise by his descendants.
He married Irene Palaeologina, the daughter of Alexius Palaeologus [No. 7], and the grand-daughter of the emperor Alexius III. His children being thus descended, both on their father's and mother's side, from the Palaeologi are called by Georgius Phranzes (1.1) διπλοπαλαιολόγοι
The following stemma, which has been drawn up by Wilken (in Ersch and Gruber's Encykloplildie,
) from Du Cange's work, exhibits all the descendants of this Andronicus Palaeologus.
The lives of all the emperors are given in separate articles, and the other persons are not of sufficient importance to require a distinct notice. Of course, all the persons on this stemma bore the name of Palaeologus, but it is omitted here in order to save space.