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Biographical Information
Reign 184-209 AC
Full Name Daeron Targaryen Second of His Name
Alias Daeron the Good
Daeron the Falseborn
Other Titles King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Born in or between 152AC and 157AC[1], at King's Landing[2]
Died in 209AC, at King's Landing[2]
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Predecessor Aegon IV Targaryen
Heir Baelor "Breakspear" Targaryen
Valarr Targaryen
Successor Aerys I Targaryen
Queen Myriah Martell
Issue Baelor "Breakspear" Targaryen
Aerys I Targaryen
Aelinor Targaryen
Rhaegel Targaryen
Maekar I Targaryen
Father Aegon IV Targaryen
Mother Naerys Targaryen
References
Books The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)
The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Daeron II, known as Daeron the Good, was the twelfth King of the Seven Kingdoms from House Targaryen. His bastard half-brother, Daemon Blackfyre, challenged his rule and the result was a terrible civil war, the Blackfyre Rebellion. The war was mostly won by his sons and his other half-brother, Brynden Rivers. Daeron died during the Great Spring Sickness in 209AC.

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Character and Appearance

Daeron was dignified. He had a kind thoughtful face. He was round-shouldered, with thin legs and a small pot belly. His face has a certain quiet strength, though, and his eyes are clear and full of resolve. He wore his father's elaborate dragon crown.[3] On his coinage, he was depicted as clean-shaven.[4]

Daeron the Good was not a warrior by any means. He was a cultured, scholarly man who kept company with maesters and other learned men.[5]

History

Early life

Daeron II was born the eldest son and heir to Aegon IV and his sister and wife, Naerys. After the failed Conquest of Dorne, King Baelor the Blessed, arranged the marriage of his cousin Prince Daeron to Princess Myriah Martell of Dorne as part of a dual marriage pact between the two kingdoms. He also officiated at the wedding ceremony.

Princess Myriah brought many of her native manners and customs with her, and many noble Dornishmen and women flocked to his court, all serving to give life in the Red Keep a foreign flavor, and alienating many of Daeron's nobles and courtiers. In 170AC they had their first son, whom they named Baelor in Baelor the Blessed's honor. Three other sons and at least one daughter followed.

Daeron founded Summerhall, a new castle in the Dornish Marches.

Late in Aegon IV's reign, it was whispered he had come to believe that Daeron was not his son, but the product of an illegitimate union between his wife Naerys and their other brother, Aemon the Dragonknight, and was planning to disinherit Daeron in favour of a bastard son, Daemon. Daeron ascended to the throne, following Aegon IV's sudden illness and death.

Reign

Daeron negotiated the marriage of his much younger sister Daenerys to Prince Maron Martell, the ruling Prince of Dorne, after he ascended to the throne.[6] Thereby Daeron joined Dorne to the Seven Kingdoms, finally uniting all of Westeros south of the Wall, two hundred years after Aegon the Conqueror first envisioned it.

Daeron survived the Blackfyre Rebellion against his reign led by his half-brother, Daemon Blackfyre. Daeron and Myriah Martell had four sons—Baelor, Aerys, Rhaegel, Maekar—and at least one daughter, Aelinor, who became her brother Aerys's queen. Daeron's eldest son and heir-apparent, Baelor Breakspear, the Prince of Dragonstone, served as his father's Hand of the King during the later portion of his reign, and was responsible for the successful resolution of the Blackfyre Rebellion. King Daeron II died during the Great Spring Sickness, along with many of his grandchildren.[5]

Family

Ancestors

 
 
 
 
Daena Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon IV Targaryen
 
 
 
Naerys Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Aegor Rivers
 
Brynden Rivers
 
Shiera Seastar
 
Daeron Targaryen
 
Daenerys Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon
 
Aemon
 
Daemon
 
Haegon
 
Three other sons
 
Daughters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maelys
 
 
 
 
 

Descendants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron II
 
Myriah
Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelor
 
Aerys I
 
Aelinor
 
Rhaegel
 
Maekar I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valarr
 
Matarys
 
Twins
 
Twins
 
Daeron
 
Aerion
 
Aemon
 
Aegon V
 
Rhae
 
Daella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feeble-witted
daughter
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
Multiple
descendants
 
Unknown[7]
 
Unknown[7]

References and Notes

  1. See the Daeron II Targaryen calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A World of Ice and Fire.
  3. Targaryen Kings. November 1, 2005 So Spake Martin
  4. The Mystery Knight.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Sworn Sword.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 35, Samwell.
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