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Grand Maester.svg Grand Maester
Grand Maester.svg
Title Grand Maester
Allegiance The Citadel
Born 175 AC, 176 AC or 177 AC[1]
Died 257 AC or 258 AC[1]
King's Landing

Kaeth was a Grand Maester of the Citadel.


About 257 AC Kaeth was made Grand Maester at the age of eighty and sent to serve the court of King Aegon V Targaryen in King's Landing. He died within a year of his appointment and was succeeded by Grand Maester Ellendor.[2]

Grand Maester Kaeth wrote the well-regarded work Lives of Four Kings, a detailed history of the reigns of Daeron I, Baelor I, Aegon IV, and Daeron II. Kaeth scants Viserys II terribly, however, as his short reign as king came after Baelor's.[3]

The book is considered to be an excellent treatise of the art of rulership. Ser Kevan Lannister[3] and his nephew Tyrion Lannister[3] are amongst its appreciators, as is Prince Oberyn Martell.[3]


Aenys was weak and Maegor was cruel, and Aegon II was grasping, but no king before or after would practice so much willful misrule.[4]

—Kaeth on King Aegon IV Targaryen


  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Kaeth calculation.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
Last known title holder:
Aerys I's
Grand Maester
257 AC
Served under: Aegon V Targaryen
Succeeded by