Maron Martell

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Maron Nymeros Martell
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Maron Martell as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore

Title(s) Prince of Dorne
Lord of Sunspear
Allegiance House Martell
Culture(s) Dornishmen
Born In or after 147 AC[1]
Spouse(s) Princess Daenerys Targaryen
Issue Son
Other children
Father Prince Martell
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Maron Nymeros Martell was the ruling Prince of Dorne and head of House Martell during the reign of King Daeron II Targaryen

History

Maron's father, the Prince of Dorne, signed the marriage treaty which brought peace to Dorne after four years of war. In the treaty, which he made with King Baelor I Targaryen, he agreed to marry his daughter and eldest child, Princess Myriah to Prince Daeron Targaryen, the grandson of Prince Viserys Targaryen, Baelor's uncle and Hand.[2] By 174 AC, Maron had succeeded his father as Prince of Dorne.[3]

Aegon the Unworthy was notoriously corrupt and showed ambitions of war and conquest towards Dorne. His son and heir, Prince Daeron, opposed him and spoke out against his father's misrule with the backing of his allies, Prince Maron chief among them.[3]

Daeron and Myriah's marriage as well as Maron's support towards Daeron, opened the door for Prince Maron to accept a marriage proposal between himself and Prince Daeron's (by then, King Daeron II) sister, Princess Daenerys Targaryen. This marriage formally made Dorne part of the Seven Kingdoms.[4][2][5] The marriage took place in 187 AC at King's Landing, and afterwards, when he had kneeled before the Iron Throne, Prince Maron and King Daeron II went to pay their respects to the statue of the late King Baelor the Blessed at the Great Sept. To celebrate the wedding, a tourney was held in the capital won by Maron's nephew, Prince Baelor Breakspear.[5] Maron had the Water Gardens built three leagues to the west of Sunspear for his new wife.[4][6]

Together with Daenerys, Maron had multiple children.[5] His eldest child, a son, presumably succeeded him as ruling Prince of Dorne.[7]

Family

 
 
 
 
Prince
of Dorne
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron II
Targaryen
 
Myriah
 
Maron
 
Daenerys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
Prince
of Dorne
 
Children
 
 
 
 


References

  1. See the Maron Martell calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.