"I was to be given to some Targaryen or other. Marrying a Targaryen was all the rage back then. But the moment I saw my intended with his twitchy little ferret's face and ludicrous silver hair, I knew he wouldn't do."
Olenna Tyrell[src]

Daeron Targaryen was a prince of the Targaryen dynasty. He was the younger brother of Aerys II Targaryen, uncle of Rhaegar, Viserys, and Daenerys Targaryen, and great-uncle of Jon Snow.



Daeron was the youngest son of King Aegon V Targaryen. He was betrothed to Olenna Redwyne, but she took a great dislike to his "twitchy little ferret's face and ludicrous silver hair", and their engagement ended when Olenna seduced her sister Viola's intended husband Luthor Tyrell.[1]

Season 4

After Margaery Tyrell unexpectedly becomes a widow when King Joffrey Baratheon is murdered at their wedding feast and worries she will not be married to his younger brother and successor Tommen, her grandmother Olenna recounts the story of how she escaped her engagement to Daeron as a lesson on how to manipulate Tommen into wanting their marriage.

Family Tree

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Aerion Targaryen
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Aegon V Targaryen
Targaryen Queen
Duncan Targaryen
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Aerys II Targaryen
Rhaella tree
Rhaella Targaryen
Daeron Targaryen
Elia Martell House-Martell-Main-Shield
Rhaegar Targaryen
Lyanna tree
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Viserys Targaryen
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Daenerys Targaryen
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Rhaenys Targaryen
Aegon Targaryen
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"Jon Snow"
(Aegon Targaryen)

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Olenna Tyrell tells Sansa Stark over supper at their first meeting about how she ended her betrothal to a Targaryen prince, but he is never specifically named.

In The World of Ice and Fire companion book, this Prince is revealed as Daeron Targaryen, the youngest son of King Aegon V Targaryen. The World of Ice and Fire reveals that Olenna was not the one to break off the betrothal, but Daeron himself because he preferred the companionship of Ser Jeremy Norridge, a young knight that he befriended while squiring together at Highgarden. The two later die together in battle quashing a small rebellion. It should be pointed out that the sourcebook is written in-universe, as though it were a historical text by a Maester. This in-universe narrator may therefore not have known about what (or who) Olenna was doing behind the scenes to ensure her preferred outcome.

In Games of Thrones Season 1 finale episode Maester Aemon says King Aegon V Targaryen was his younger brother and Aegon V's successor was his son King Aerys II Targaryen better known as the Mad King. In A Song of Ice and Fire novels the Mad King's father was King Jaehaerys II Targaryen, King Aegon V's second son and Prince Daeron's older brother. Removing this generation from Games of Thrones canon makes conjecture based off the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and The World of Ice and Fire companion book more difficult.

See also


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Lord: Queen Daenerys Targaryen Heir: None
Seat: Dragonstone Lands: Dragonstone
Title(s): Queen of Meereen · Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea · Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men (claimant) · Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms (claimant) · Protector of the Realm (claimant)
Ancestors:Aenar · Daenys · Aegon I, the Conqueror · Visenya · Rhaenys · Aenys I · Maegor I, the Cruel · Rhaena · Aegon · Jaehaerys I, the Concilliator · Alysanne Targaryen · Viserys I · Rhaenys · Daemon · Aemma Arryn · Rhaenyra · Alicent Hightower · Aegon II, the Usurper · Helaena Targaryen · Aemond · Aegon III · Viserys II Targaryen · Jaehaera · Jaehaerys · Maelor · Daeron I, the Young Dragon · Baelor I, the Blessed · Aegon IV, the Unworthy · Naerys · Aemon the Dragonknight · Daena the Defiant · Rhaena · Elaena · Daeron II, the Good · Daenerys of Sunspear · Myriah Martell · Daemon Blackfyre · Brynden Rivers · Aegor Rivers · Shiera Seastar · Baelor Breakspear · Aerys I · Aelinor · Rhaegel · Maekar I · Dyanna Dayne · Aerion Brightflame · Aegon V, the Unlikely · Duncan the Small · Daeron
Deceased members:Aerys II, the Mad · Rhaella Targaryen · Rhaegar Targaryen · Elia Martell · Rhaenys Targaryen · Aegon Targaryen · Viserys Targaryen · Drogo · Rhaego · Aemon Targaryen
Household:Ser Jorah Mormont · Tyrion Lannister · {Ser Barristan Selmy} · {Rakharo} · Kovarro · Aggo · {Irri} · {Doreah} · Jhiqui · Malakho · Missandei · Grey Worm · Daario Naharis · {Mossador}