Daeron I Targaryen
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|Reign||157AL - 161AL|
|Full Name||Daeron Targaryen First of His Name|
|Alias|| The Young Dragon |
The Boy King
|Other Titles||King of the Seven Kingdoms|
|Royal House||House Targaryen|
Daeron I, known as the Young Dragon, was the eldest son of Aegon III and the eighth king to sit the Iron Throne from 157-161 AL. A member of House Targaryen, he ascended to the throne at the age of fourteen and is famous for conquering Dorne, which he wrote about in his Conquest of Dorne.
Character and Appearance
Daeron was a warrior and conquerer, self-confident and very charismatic. He was young and very handsome, being clean-shaven with long hair. He wore the crown of Aegon the Conqueror. He was noted to be very brave on the battlefield, where he wore an elaborate suit of gold and black plate.
Aegon III died when his son was only fourteen, making Dareon I the youngest king to sit on the Iron Throne, for which he was called by some the "Boy King." Daeron named his uncle Viserys as his Hand of the King.
Daeron had long felt that the continued independence of Dorne represented unfinished business for the Targaryens, and upon his ascension he vowed to rectify his ancestors' mistake. Upon taking the throne he set to conquer Dorne, which he succeeded in, becoming the first Targaryen king to conquer Dorne and unite all Seven Kingdoms for the first time.
Following his conquest he wrote the book Conquest of Dorne about his achievement. The book was known for its style and simplicity but in it Daeron exaggerated the numbers of his foes to make his conquest seem greater.
Unfortunately for him, Daeron's conquest did not last. It was undone in a fortnight when a clever trap killed the steward that Daeron had left to rule Dorne, Lord Tyrell. His death sparked a great uprising that overthrew most of the conquest. Daeron lost fifty thousand men trying to hold Dorne, culminating in his own death during the uprising. At that time he was only eighteen. He may have died in the Prince's Pass, as Alester and Ser Olyvar Oakheart were killed there at the side of the Young Dragon.
Although married, Daeron died without issue and was succeeded by his brother, Baelor the Blessed.
|“|| Jon: Daeron Targaryen was only fourteen when he conquered Dorne.
Benjen: A conquest that lasted a summer. Your Boy King lost ten thousand men taking the place, and another fifty trying to hold it. Someone should have told him that war isn't a game.
|unknown son||unknown son||Rhaenyra||Aegon II||Helaena||Aemond||Daeron|
|Daeron I||Rhaena||Elaena||Baelor I||Daena||Aegon IV||Naerys||Aemon the |
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