|Title || Grand Maester|
|Book(s) || The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)|
Benifer was a maester of the Citadel who served as Grand Maester during the reign of King Maegor I Targaryen.
Benifer became Grand Maester at some point after the execution of Grand Maester Desmond.
When Maegor decided to take another wife, Benifer suggested a match with Clarisse Dayne of Starfall in the hopes of detaching her lands and house from Dorne.
In 48 AC when the realm had enough of Maegors tyranny and were flocking to join there support to the claim put forth by Prince Jaehaerys, Maegor ordered Grand Maester Benifer to send forth his ravens summoning all Maegors leal lords and bannermen to gather at King's Landing. Benifer instead abandoned Maegor and secretly fled on a ship to Pentos. Benifer is the only known Grand Maester to have survived Maegors reign as Maegor had beheaded the previous three.