280 AC

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Years after Aegon's Conquest

Year 280 After the Conquest (280 AC) is a year in the Westerosi calendar, the 280th after Aegon's crowning in Oldtown that maesters and educated people use as a reference to date the years.

280 AC saw the realm troubled by the Kingswood Brotherhood, leading to several abductions. It took an attack on Princess Elia Martell, the wife of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Ser Gerold Hightower, for King Aerys II Targaryen to finally act and order his Kingsguard to eliminate the Brotherhood.




No known deaths occured in 281 AC.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  2. See the calculation for: Brienne of Tarth
  3. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Rhaenys Targaryen.
  4. See the calculation for: Ygritte