Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)

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Aegon Targaryen
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Aegon and Quicksilver are killed in the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in The World of Ice and Fire.

Title Prince
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 26 AC[1]
Died In 43 AC, at Gods Eye
Spouse Princess Rhaena Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
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Prince Aegon Targaryen was a member of House Targaryen and was the second child, and eldest son and heir, of King Aenys I Targaryen and Queen Alyssa Velaryon. He was a dragonrider who after his father's death rode his father's dragon, Quicksilver.

History

Youth

Aegon was born in 26 AC to Prince Aenys Targaryen and Lady Alyssa Velaryon.[1] In 37 AC, he was present with his younger brother, Prince Viserys, at Dragonstone, where their grandfather, King Aegon I Targaryen, was telling them tales of his conquests. Aegon the Conqueror suffered a stroke, however, and later died in peace.[2]

In 41 AC, during the reign of his father Aenys I, Aegon was married to his older sister, Rhaena. This incestuous marriage was the beginning of an uprising of the Faith of the Seven.[3] They would have two children, the twin girls Aerea and Rhalla Targaryen.[4][5]

Fight for the Throne

When Aegon's father, King Aenys I Targaryen, died in 42 AC, Aegon and his sister-wife were besieged at Crakehall during the Faith Militant uprising. Upon learning that his uncle Maegor had taken the throne as King Maegor I, Aegon attempted to win back the throne that, as Aenys's heir, should have been his. This resulted in both his own death and the death of his dragon, Quicksilver, at the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 43 AC.[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
Velaryon
 
Aerion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
 
Aegon I
 
Rhaenys
 
 
Orys
Baratheon
 
Argella
Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceryse
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elinor
Costayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys
Harroway
 
 
Maegor I
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyanna of
the Tower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhalla
 
Aerea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Sons of the Dragon", Read at LonCon, Aug 15 2014
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineages.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.

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