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Aenys I Targaryen

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Aenys I
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Portrait Aenys I by Amok©
Biographical Information
Reign 37-42 AC
Full Name Aenys Targaryen First of His Name
Other Titles King of the Seven Kingdoms
Born in 7AC[1], at Dragonstone
Died in 42AC[2], at Dragonstone[3]
Royal House House Targaryen
Predecessor Aegon I Targaryen
Successor Maegor I Targaryen
Queen Alyssa Velaryon
Issue Jaehaerys I Targaryen
Alysanne Targaryen
Rhaena Targaryen
Father Aegon I Targaryen
Mother Rhaenys Targaryen
Books A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)

Aenys I was a member of House Targaryen and was the second king to rule the Seven Kingdoms from the Iron Throne. He was the eldest son of King Aegon I Targaryen by his sister-wife Queen Rhaenys Targaryen.


Character and Appearance

Aenys was tall like his father, but softer, slender, weedy and dreamy. He was pale with lilac eyes. His hair was perfumed, shoulder-length in ringlet curls. He wore a silky pointed mustache and beard in the style of The Three Musketeers. He dressed in velvet robes the same lilac colour as his eyes with gold lining. His crown was of gold, elaborate and much larger than his father's.[4] He was considered weakly at birth and early childhood, but once he bonded with his dragon, Quicksilver, he rapidly became stronger and more confident.[5]


Aenys was born on Dragonstone as the son of Aegon the Conquerer and Queen Rhaenys Targaryen. Aenys loved court life just as Rhaenys had, and he was a great patron of the arts.[3]

Aenys was married to Alyssa Velaryon. Their marriage was a political match,[3] and together they had at least three children: Jaehaerys Targaryen, Alysanne Targaryen and Rhaena Targaryen. Jaehaerys and Alysanne would eventually be married to each other, and have many children. Rhaena was married to Aenys's half-brother, Maegor, though the circumstances of this marriage are currently unknown. Rhaena would receive the name "Black Bride".[6]

Aenys was regarded as a weakling. His ascension to the throne, upon the death of his father Aegon, led to the Faith of the Seven uprising, who considered him weak and could not condone him being born out of incest. Aenys proved to be weak and indecisive during this crisis, and was unable to effectively take action against it. Much of the responsibility fell on his half-brother and Hand of the King, Maegor. Upon the death of their father, Aenys gifted Maegor with the sword Blackfyre, traditionally held by kings. Aenys admitted to all those assembled that he was not nearly the warrior his brother was.[5]

Aenys died in 42AC after only ruling for five years, at the age of thirty-five.[3] Despite having at least one son, Jaehaerys, he was succeeded by his notoriously brutal half-brother, Maegor I, who had served as the Hand during his reign. The circumstances of Aenys's death are currently unknown.


Valaena Velaryon
Argilac "the Arrogant"
Aegon I
Orys Baratheon
Argella Durrandon
Jeyne Westerling
Maegor I
Alys Harroway
Aenys I
Alyssa Velaryon
House Baratheon
Jaehaerys I
Jocelyn Baratheon
Unknown wife
Lord Arryn
5 other children
Viserys I
Aemma Arryn

References and Notes

  1. A Forum of Ice and Fire: (Spoilers) Sons of the Dragon Reading at LonCon Today
  2. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A World of Ice and Fire, Aenys I Targaryen.
  4. Targaryen Kings. November 1, 2005 So Spake Martin
  5. 5.0 5.1 Westeros Forum. Bubonicon 45, Mar 28 2013
  6. The Rogue Prince.

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