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 & 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 & Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
For other articles sharing the same title, please see this disambiguation page.

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. In 37 AC, he was present on Dragonstone with his younger brother, Prince Viserys, 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.[1][2]

In 41 AC, during the reign of his father Aenys I, Aegon was married to his older sister, Rhaena. At the feast of his wedding, King Aenys officially named him the Prince of Dragonstone, upsetting Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen, who left the feast in protest.[1] However, the incestuous marriage of Aegon and Rhaena was the beginning of an uprising of the Faith of the Seven.[3][1]

Fight for the Throne

In 42 AC Aegon and Rhaena were trapped at Crakehall by members of the Faith, and Aegon's father, King Aenys I died on Dragonstone. Dowager Queen Visenya brought Prince Maegor back from his exile in Essos, and he declared himself king.[4][1] When the Poor Fellows who had besieged Crakehall departed to march on King's Landing, Aegon and Rhaena fled to Casterly Rock, where Lord Lyman Lannister protected them by extending guest right. There, Aegon's twin daughters Aerea and Rhaella were born the following year.[1][5][4]

Aegon was declared king by his mother, Alyssa, in 42 AC. In 43 AC Queen Tyanna of the Tower warned Maegor that Alyssa was secretly communicating with the Starks, Arryns, Baratheons, and Lannisters. The great lords, however, would only publicly support Aegon after a victory. Thus, Aegon denounced his uncle as a tyrant and usurper[1][4] and marched through the riverlands leading an army of fifteen thousand from atop his dragon Quicksilver.[1] Royalist armies marched toward him from three directions. Aegon's army was larger than any one, but the inexperienced young commander did not want to attack and defeat each one separately. During the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye Maegor attacked while riding Balerion. The much larger and stronger dragon killed Aegon and Quicksilver.[1][4]

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaella
 
Aerea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.

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