Viserys Targaryen (son of Aenys I)
|Born||In 29 AC|
|Died||In 44 AC, at King's Landing|
|Book(s)|| The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
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Viserys, born in 29 AC, was the thirdborn child of Prince Aenys Targaryen and Lady Alyssa Velaryon. 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.
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.
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.