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Biographical Information
Reign 259AC - 262AC
Full Name Jaehaerys Targaryen Second of His Name
Other Titles King of Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Protector of the Realm
Died in 262AC
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Predecessor Aegon V
Heir Aerys II
Successor Aerys II
Issue Rhaella
Aerys
Father Aegon V
References
Books A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)

Jaehaerys II was King of the Seven Kingdoms and the sixteenth Targaryen to sit the Iron Throne. He was the father of Aerys II and grandfather of Rhaegar, Viserys and Daenerys.

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Appearance

Jaehaerys was sickly looking, pale and frail with large purple eyes and shoulder length hair. He wore Maekar's crown his grandfather.[1]

History

Jaehaerys was an amiable, clever and sickly man who died at the young age of thirty-nine.[2] [3]

Jaehaerys was the second son of Aegon V. Like his brothers, he married for love, refusing an arranged marriage. He, however, commanded his son, Aerys, and daughter, Rhaella, to marry each other. A woods witch, brought to court by Jenny of Oldstones, prophesied that the prince that was promised would be born from their line.[4] Their firstborn child, Rhaegar, was born in the year 259AC, on the same day that the Tragedy at Summerhall took place.

His reign was short but did encompass the War of the Ninepenny Kings. Despite being the least martial of Aegon V's sons, he proved capable of defending realm from the Blackfyre pretender Maelys the Monstrous.[5]

Due to his delicate health, Jaehaerys was considered weak by many, but Ser Barristan Selmy, whom he raised to the Kingsguard[6], thought differently. Jaehaerys's reign only lasted three years, but he reigned well in those short years.

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Quotes

"King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness were two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land." [7]
- Arstan Whitebeard, to Daenerys Targaryen


Jaehaerys. This old man knew my grandfather. [8]
- Daenerys's thoughts

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon V
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duncan
the Small
 
 
 
Jaehaerys II
 
 
 
 
Unknown
son
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerys II
 
Rhaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
Baratheon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaegar
 
Elia
Martell
 
Viserys
 
Daenerys
 
Khal Drogo
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Stannis
Baratheon
 
Selyse
Florent
 
Renly
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Aegon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaego
 
Joffrey
Baratheon
 
Myrcella
Baratheon
 
Tommen
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
Shireen
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References and Notes

  1. Targaryen Kings, (November 1, 2005) So Spake Martin
  2. So Spake Martin. Archon Meeting (October 5-7) October 05, 2001.
  3. part of correspondence between Amoka and George R.R. Martin about the Targaryen kings
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 23, Daenerys.
  5. A World of Ice and Fire
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 55, The Queensguard (Barristan I).
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys, p 810.
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