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Biographical Information
Full Name Alysanne of House Targaryen
Other Titles Queen
Born in 36AC[1]
Died in 101AC or before[2]
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Wife Jaehaerys I Targaryen
Issue Aemon Targaryen
Baelon Targaryen
Daella Targaryen
Saera Targaryen
5 unknown children
Father Aenys I Targaryen
Mother Alyssa Velaryon
References
Books The Rogue Prince (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)

Queen Alysanne Targaryen, known as Good Queen Alysanne, was the queen consort of her brother, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. Alysanne was a dragonrider. Her dragon was Silverwing.

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Character and Appearance

See also: Images of Alysanne Targaryen

According to semi-canon sources, Alysanne was slim of waist and small of breast, with a long neck, a fair complexion and a high forehead. She was tall and straight, unbowed by time. She had clear, blue eyes and high cheekbones. In old age her hair turned white as snow. She wore it in a bun, pulled back and pinned behind her ears. Age left crow's feet around her eyes and laugh lines about her mouth, but her face never lost its strength. She often wore a slimmer, more feminine version of her brother-husband's crown at court. [3] She was beloved by the common people of Westeros, she loved them in return, and was renowned for her charities.

History

She was the daughter of Aenys I Targaryen and Alyssa Velaryon and had at least two siblings, Jaehaerys and Rhaena. Following the customs of the Targaryens she married her brother Jaehaerys. Like her brother-husband she lived a long life, although she did predecease him by several years [4]. In her youth Alysanne was a fine archer and hunter, and loved to fly atop her dragon to all the distant parts of the realm.

Alysanne had great influence over Jaehaerys, as she was very close to her husband, his most trusted counselor.[3] She convinced him to abolish the lord's right to the First Night. Later, when the couple visited the North, the queen travelled to the Wall on her dragon Silverwing. According to stories she was so impressed by the bravery of the Night's Watch that she asked Jaehaerys to double the size of the Watch's land. The acquired land was called "the New Gift". During her visit she stayed in castle Snowgate, which was re-named Queensgate in her honour.[5] She also convinced the Night's Watch to build a new castle, Deep Lake, as a replacement for the Nightfort.[6]

Together with her husband, Alysanne had nine children.[7] Four of those children were Prince Aemon, Prince Baelon, Princess Daella and Princess Saera. Alysanne had at least three grandchildren.[8]

There is a song, Alysanne, that may be about her. It is a sad song.[9]

Family

Alysanne and her husband had nine children, amongst then Prince Aemon, Prince Baelon, Princess Daella, and Princess Saera. The names of Alysanne's other children aren't currently known.[8]

Alysanna had four known grandchildren: Aemon's daughter Princess Rhaenys, who married Lord Corlys Velaryon, Baelon's sons, Prince Viserys, who would later be crowned as King Viserys I, and Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Daella's daughter, Lady Aemma Arryn, who would later become Queen of the Seven Kingdoms through her marriage to her cousin, Prince Viserys.{Ref|TRP}}

Ancestors

 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
Aerion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Argilac "the Arrogant"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
 
 
 
Aegon I
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Orys Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
Argella Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne Westerling
 
Maegor I
 
Alys Harroway
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa Velaryon
 
 
 
 
House Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jocelyn Baratheon
 
Aemon
 
Baelon
 
Unknown wife
 
Daella
 
Lord Arryn
 
Saera
 
5 other children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys I
 
Daemon
 
Aemma Arryn


Descendents

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Arryn
 
Daella
 
Aemon
 
Saera
 
Baelon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aemma Arryn
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys I
 
 
 
 
 
Alicent Hightower
 
Daemon*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown son
 
Baelon
 
Rhaenyra
 
Daemon*
 
Aegon II
 
Helaena
 
Aemond
 
Daeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaera
 
Aegon III
 
Daenaera Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron I
 
Rhaena
 
Elaena
 
Baelor I
 
Daena
 
Aegon IV
 
Naerys
 
Aemon the
Dragonknight
 
 
 

Quotes about Alysanne

She was his most trusted counsellor and his right hand. [3]

Trivia

George R. R. Martin has compared Alysanne to Eleanor of Aquitaine.[10]

References and Notes

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  1. A Forum of Ice and Fire: (Spoilers) Sons of the Dragon Reading at LonCon Today
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Calculation
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra. (June 18, 2006) So Spake Martin
  4. Not A Blog [1]
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 40, Bran.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran.
  7. A World of Ice and Fire.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Rogue Prince.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa.
  10. Westeros Forum. Bubonicon 45, Mar 28 2013
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