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This page is about the son of Viserys I. For the son of Jaehaerys I, see: Baelon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)
House Targaryen
House Targaryen

"I wonder if, during those few hours my brother lived, my father finally found happiness."
―Rhaenyra Targaryen[src]

Prince Baelon Targaryen[b] was the son of Viserys I Targaryen and Aemma Arryn.

Biography[]

Background[]

After Rhaenyra Targaryen was born, her mother Aemma Arryn went on to give birth to one child who died in the cradle, two still births, and two miscarriages - five failed attempts at producing a healthy male heir in ten years. Rhaenyra feared for her mother's health with this, her seventh pregnancy, but Aemma insisted it was her duty to the realm. Privately, Aemma told her husband King Viserys that if her current pregnancy failed she did not want to try again, as she could not bear to mourn another dead child.[1]

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

With Baelon's birth imminent, a grand tourney called the "Heir's Tournament" is held in King's Landing. The labor proves to be difficult, however, and Grand Maester Mellos informs Viserys that the only way to save the child is to cut into Aemma's womb and pull him out. He reluctantly agrees to the procedure, which ultimately ends up killing Aemma. Viserys names the child after his own father, Baelon. Baelon immediately begins to have breathing difficulties, and after only a few hours, he dies as well. He is cremated alongside his mother by Syrax's flames.[1]

Whilst hosting officers of the City Watch at a brothel on the Street of Silk, Daemon toasts Baelon as the "Heir for a Day." After hearing of this from Otto Hightower, and considering the fact that Daemon spent time with his cronies rather than his family after the funeral, Viserys banishes Daemon back to Runestone. He later names his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne.[1]

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1 Jaehaerys had thirteen children in all. For simplicity, only the direct ancestors of future generations are on this family tree and they are not in the exact order of birth. The thirteen children in correct order are: Aegon, Daenerys, Aemon, Baelon, Alyssa, Maegelle, Vaegon, Daella, Saera, Viserra, Gaemon, Valerion, and Gael.

2 Due to the nature of their respective births and deaths, Baelon Targaryen, son of Viserys and Aemma, and Visenya Targaryen, daughter of Rhaenyra and Daemon, are not included on this family tree.

3 While Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey are officially Laenor's, he and Rhaenyra never had any biological issue. Their three sons were in fact fathered by Harwin Strong.

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, Baelon lives one day rather than a few hours.

Appearances[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House of the Dragon starts in the year 112 AC according to the reference book Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon: Inside the Creation of a Targaryen Dynasty.
  2. High Valyrian: Baelon Targārien
  3. Conjecture based on information from The World of Ice & Fire; may be subject to change.

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