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Jaehaerys was an amiable, clever, and sickly man who died young.<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Targaryen_Kings/Archived part of correspondence] between [[Amoka]] and George R.R. Martin about the Targaryen kings</ref>  
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Jaehaerys was an amiable, clever, and sickly man who died at the young age of 39 .<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1274/ So Spake Martin. Archon Meeting (October 5-7)] October 05, 2001.</ref> <ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Targaryen_Kings/Archived part of correspondence] between [[Amoka]] and George R.R. Martin about the Targaryen kings</ref>  
  
 
Jaehaerys was the second son of [[Aegon V Targaryen|Aegon V]]. Like his brothers, he married for love, refusing an arranged marriage. He, however, commanded his son, [[Aerys II Targaryen]], and daughter, [[Rhaella Targaryen|Rhaella]], to marry each other. A [[Ghost of High Heart|woods witch]], brought to court by [[Jenny of Oldstones]], prophesied that the [[prince that was promised]] would be born from their line.{{ref|ADWD|23}} Their firstborn child, [[Rhaegar Targaryen|Rhaegar]], was born in the year {{Date|259}}, on the same day that the [[Tragedy at Summerhall]] took place.
 
Jaehaerys was the second son of [[Aegon V Targaryen|Aegon V]]. Like his brothers, he married for love, refusing an arranged marriage. He, however, commanded his son, [[Aerys II Targaryen]], and daughter, [[Rhaella Targaryen|Rhaella]], to marry each other. A [[Ghost of High Heart|woods witch]], brought to court by [[Jenny of Oldstones]], prophesied that the [[prince that was promised]] would be born from their line.{{ref|ADWD|23}} Their firstborn child, [[Rhaegar Targaryen|Rhaegar]], was born in the year {{Date|259}}, on the same day that the [[Tragedy at Summerhall]] took place.

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Jaehaerys II
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Jaehaerys II by Amoka©
Biographical Information
Reign 259 AC - 262 AC
Full Name Jaehaerys Targaryen Second of His Name
Titles King of the Seven Kingdoms
Died in 262 AC
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Predecessor Aegon V
Heir Aerys II
Successor Aerys II
Issue Rhaella
Aerys
Father Aegon V

Jaehaerys II was King of the Seven Kingdoms and the sixteenth Targaryen to sit the Iron Throne. He was the father of Aerys II and grandfather of Rhaegar, Viserys, and Daenerys.

Appearance

Jaehaerys was sickly looking, pale and frail with large purple eyes and shoulder length hair. He wore Maekar's crown.[1]

History

Jaehaerys was an amiable, clever, and sickly man who died at the young age of 39 .[2] [3]

Jaehaerys was the second son of Aegon V. Like his brothers, he married for love, refusing an arranged marriage. He, however, commanded his son, Aerys II Targaryen, and daughter, Rhaella, to marry each other. A woods witch, brought to court by Jenny of Oldstones, prophesied that the prince that was promised would be born from their line.[4] Their firstborn child, Rhaegar, was born in the year 259 AC, on the same day that the Tragedy at Summerhall took place.

Due to his delicate health, Jaehaerys was considered weak by many, but Ser Barristan Selmy, whom he raised to the Kingsguard[5], thought differently. Jaehaerys's reign only lasted three years, but he reigned well in those short years.

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Quotes

"King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness were two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land." [6]

- Arstan Whitebeard, to Daenerys Targaryen


Jaehaerys. This old man knew my grandfather. [7]

- Daenerys's thoughts

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon V
 
Betha
Blackwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duncan
 
Jenny
of Oldstones
 
Jaehaerys II
 
Shaera
 
Daeron
 
Rhaelle
 
Ormund
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerys II
 
Rhaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaegar
 
Elia
Martell
 
Shaena
 
 
stillborn child
 
 
Jaehaerys
 
 
Drogo
 
Daenerys
 
Hizdahr
zo Loraq
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Aegon
 
 
 
Daeron
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Rhaego
 

References and Notes

  1. Targaryen Kings, (November 1, 2005) So Spake Martin
  2. So Spake Martin. Archon Meeting (October 5-7) October 05, 2001.
  3. part of correspondence between Amoka and George R.R. Martin about the Targaryen kings
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 23, Daenerys IV.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 55, The Queensguard.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI, p 810.