Viserys Targaryen (son of Aenys I)

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Viserys Targaryen
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Title Prince
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 29 AC[1]
Died In 44 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
For other articles sharing the same title, please see this disambiguation page.

Prince Viserys Targaryen was the second son of King Aenys I Targaryen and Queen Alyssa Velaryon.

History

Youth

Viserys, born in 29 AC,[1] was the thirdborn child of Prince Aenys Targaryen and Lady Alyssa Velaryon.[2] Viserys and his older brother, Prince Aegon, were with their grandfather, King Aegon I Targaryen, on Dragonstone when Aegon the Conqueror died in 37 AC, whilst telling his grandsons tales of his conquests.[3]

Reign of Maegor I

After the death of Viserys's father, King Aenys I Targaryen, it was not Viserys's older brother, Aegon, who ascended the Iron Throne, but Viserys's uncle, Maegor. Viserys was kept at the Red Keep as Maegor's squire and hostage. After Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen died in 44 AC, Viserys's mother, Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon, fled with Viserys's younger siblings, Jaehaerys and Alysanne.[4]

Because of this, Maegor the Cruel had Viserys tortured for nine days until the prince died. His body was left in the courtyard for a fortnight, in the hopes that his mother would feel forced to return to claim the body of her son, but Alyssa did not return. At the time of his death, Viserys was fifteen years old.[4]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerea
 
Rhalla
 
Aegon
 
Aemon
 
Alyssa
 
Baelon
 
 
Daella
 
Aeryn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vaegon
 
Maegelle
 
Valerion
 
Viserra
 
Gaemon
 
Saera
 
Gael


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Viserys Targaryen (son of Aenys I) calculation.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineages.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.

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