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Title Grand Maester
Died In 42 AC
Book(s) A World of Ice and Fire (Mentioned)

Grand Maester Gawen was a maester of the Citadel. He served as Grand Maester during the reigns of Aegon The Conqueror, King Aenys I and very briefly during the start of the reign of King Maegor.


Gawen served as Grand Maester for Aegon I. He and the Hand were charged with raising walls around King's Landing. He continued to serve during Aenys' reign. According to his writings, by 42 AC King Aenys, despite being only thirty-five, looked like a man of sixty due to the pressure and stress of ruling.

Upon the death of Aenys and the coronation of Maegor by his mother Visenya Targaryen, Gawen protested. stating that by the law of inheritance, the crown should pass to Aenys' oldest son Aegon. For that statement, Maegor beheaded him with Blackfyre, there being no further protests after that. [1]

Gawen was one of three Grand Maesters that were executed during Maegor's reign. [2]

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