Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)
Aegon and Quicksilver are killed in the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in The World of Ice & Fire.
|Born||In 26 AC|
|Died||In 43 AC, at Gods Eye|
|Spouse||Princess Rhaena Targaryen|
|Book(s)|| The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
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Prince Aegon Targaryen was a member of House Targaryen and was the second child, and eldest son and heir, of King Aenys I Targaryen and Queen Alyssa Velaryon. He was a dragonrider who after his father's death rode his father's dragon, Quicksilver.
Aegon was born in 26 AC to Prince Aenys Targaryen and Lady Alyssa Velaryon. In 37 AC, he was present on Dragonstone with his younger brother, Prince Viserys, where their grandfather, King Aegon I Targaryen, was telling them tales of his conquests. Aegon the Conqueror suffered a stroke, however, and later died in peace.
In 41 AC, during the reign of his father Aenys I, Aegon was married to his older sister, Rhaena. At the feast of his wedding, King Aenys officially named him the Prince of Dragonstone, upsetting Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen, who left the feast in protest. However, the incestuous marriage of Aegon and Rhaena was the beginning of an uprising of the Faith of the Seven.
Fight for the Throne
In 42 AC Aegon and Rhaena were trapped at Crakehall by members of the Faith, and Aegon's father, King Aenys I died on Dragonstone. Dowager Queen Visenya brought Prince Maegor back from his exile in Essos, and he declared himself king. When the Poor Fellows who had besieged Crakehall departed to march on King's Landing, Aegon and Rhaena fled to Casterly Rock, where Lord Lyman Lannister protected them by extending guest right. There, Aegon's twin daughters Aerea and Rhaella were born the following year.
Aegon was declared king by his mother, Alyssa, in 42 AC. In 43 AC Queen Tyanna of the Tower warned Maegor that Alyssa was secretly communicating with the Starks, Arryns, Baratheons, and Lannisters. The great lords, however, would only publicly support Aegon after a victory. Thus, Aegon denounced his uncle as a tyrant and usurper and marched through the riverlands leading an army of fifteen thousand from atop his dragon Quicksilver. Royalist armies marched toward him from three directions. Aegon's army was larger than any one, but the inexperienced young commander did not want to attack and defeat each one separately. During the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye Maegor attacked while riding Balerion. The much larger and stronger dragon killed Aegon and Quicksilver.