Cleon the Great|
The Butcher King
|Title(s)||King of Astapor|
|Predecessor||Ruling council of Astapor|
|Successor||Cleon the Second|
|Died||In 300 AC, at Astapor|
|Spouse(s)||At least four wives|
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords
After Daenerys Targaryen conquers the city of Astapor, she installs a council of three men to rule after her departure. Cleon stirs up the people of Astapor, claiming that the council is attempting to reinstall the deposed Good Masters. With the backing of the people, Cleon executes the council members and installs himself as king. He also has the male children of the deposed Good Masters kidnapped and castrated to train them into new Unsullied.
A Dance with Dragons
Cleon is slain by his own men when he commands them to march out and attack the Yunkai'i. He is succeeded by a string of unsuccessful rulers, including a man calling himself Cleon the Second, his concubine, called Queen Whore, and Cleon the Second's killer, called King Cutthroat. When the Yunkai'i attack Astapor during the Siege of Astapor, Cleon's body is disinterred and clad in armor after the Green Grace of Astapor sees a vision that he would deliver them from the Yunkai'i. The corpse is then strapped onto a horse to lead the remnants of his new, subpar Unsullied into battle. Every man in the sortie was killed.