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House of the Dragon
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (alternate; light)
Game of Thrones

"Everyone says Targaryens are closer to gods than to men, but they say that because of our dragons. Without them, we're just like everyone else."
Rhaenyra Targaryen to Viserys I Targaryen[src]

House Targaryen[1][c] of King's Landing, known poetically as the House of the Dragon,[2] is the royal house of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. A century ago, House Targaryen conquered and unified the realm under the leadership of Aegon the Conqueror and his sister-queens Visenya and Rhaenys.

The Targaryens are of pureblood Valyrian descent. Their sigil is a three-headed red dragon on a black field, and their words are "Fire and Blood."[a]

History[]

Background[]

Once a minor family of dragonlords in the vast Valyrian Freehold, the Targaryens were given control of the island of Dragonstone in the Narrow Sea some centuries ago. After the obliteration of Valyria in the Doom, the Targaryens launched a devastating invasion of Westeros using their three dragons, Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes, to spearhead their attack. Within a short period of time, six of the seven kingdoms surrendered to the Targaryen leader, Aegon Targaryen, unifying the kingdoms under his dynasty's rule. The seventh and last kingdom, Dorne, defeated the Targaryens in the First Dornish War, and have thus remained independent ever since.

Near the end of the long reign of Jaehaerys I Targaryen, the Old King, a Great Council was held at Harrenhal to determine his successor, following the deaths of his sons Aemon and Baelon. His grandson Viserys won the vote by a landslide, and now sits on the Iron Throne. Viserys was chosen over his older cousin Rhaenys, wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon, on account of their sexes. Viserys is married to Queen Aemma Arryn, and together, they have one daughter, Rhaenyra. Without a son, King Viserys's brother, Daemon, is the heir presumptive to the Iron Throne.

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

Queen Aemma dies giving birth to Baelon, who dies shortly thereafter as well. After Daemon names Baelon "The Heir for a Day," Viserys pushes him down the line of succession by naming Rhaenyra his heir apparent.[3] However, Daemon and Rhaenyra marry each other a decade later, making him consort.[4] The families of Rhaenyra and Viserys's second wife, Queen Alicent Hightower, are divided, becoming known with their supporters as the Blacks and the Greens. After Viserys's death, the Greens stage a coup in King's Landing and crown Aegon II Targaryen.[5] In response, the Blacks crown Rhaenyra as on Dragonstone, dividing House Targaryen and precipitating the Dance of the Dragons.[6]

Relationships[]

Members[]

Note: Prince Jacaerys, Prince Lucerys, and Prince Joffrey are claimed to be the trueborn children of Princess Rhaenyra and Laenor Velaryon, though are in fact the bastard children of Rhaenyra and Ser Harwin Strong. The rumor of their true birth has been spread by the Greens and others, though King Viserys acknowledges them as his trueborn grandchildren.

Ancestors[]

Aegon the Conqueror Crown

The crown of Aegon the Conqueror.

Royal court and household[]

The court in King's Landing[]

The court on Dragonstone[]

Vassals[]

Great Houses[]

Houses of the Crownlands[]

Family tree[]

Aegon's Conquest and Faith Militant uprising[]


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-Visenya
Visenya
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-AegonI
Aegon I
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-QueenRhaenysTargaryen
Rhaenys
Targaryen

Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-OrysBaratheon
Orys
Baratheon
House Baratheon
Deceased
 
Famtree-ArgellaBaratheon
Argella
Baratheon
née
Durrandon House Durrandon
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-AenysTargaryen
Aenys I
Targaryen


Deceased
 
House-Velaryon-Square
Alyssa
Velaryon


Deceased
 
Famtree-MaegorTargaryen
Maegor I
Targaryen


Deceased
 
House-Hightower-Square
Ceryse
Hightower

1st wife
Deceased
 
Famtree-AlysHarroway
Alys
Harroway
House Harroway
2nd wife
Deceased
 
Famtree-Tyanna
Tyanna of
the Tower

3rd wife
Deceased
 
Famtree-ElinorCostayneBlackBride
Elinor
Costayne
Arms unknown
Black Bride
Deceased
 
Famtree-JeyneWesterlingBlackBride
Jeyne
Westerling
House Westerling
Black Bride
Deceased
 
Famtree-RhaenaTargaryenBlackBride
Rhaena
Targaryen

Black Bride
Deceased
 
House-Baratheon-Main-Square
Axel
Baratheon


Deceased
 
House-Baratheon-Main-Square
Raymont
Baratheon


Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-RhaenaTargaryen
Rhaena
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-AegonTargaryenSonOfAenys
Aegon
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Viserys
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-JaehaerysI
Jaehaerys I
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-Alysanne Targaryen
Alysanne
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Vaella
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-Square
Child

Stillborn
 
 
 
 
 
House-Targaryen-Square
Child

Stillborn
 
House-Targaryen-Square
Child

Stillborn
 
House-Targaryen-Square
Child

Stillborn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dance of the Dragons[]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-RhaenaTargaryen
Rhaena
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-AegonTargaryenSonOfAenys
Aegon
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Viserys
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-JaehaerysI
Jaehaerys I
Targaryen
1
Deceased
 
Famtree-Alysanne Targaryen
Alysanne
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Vaella
Targaryen

Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Aemon
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Baratheon-Main-Square
Jocelyn
Baratheon

Deceased
 
House-Arryn-Square
Rodrik
Arryn[d]
Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Daella
Targaryen

Deceased
 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Baelon
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-Alyssa Targaryen
Alyssa
Targaryen

Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-CorlysVelaryon
Corlys
Velaryon
House Velaryon

 
Famtree-RhaenysVelaryon
Rhaenys
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-AemmaArryn
Aemma
Arryn
House Arryn/House of the Dragon
Deceased
 
Famtree-ViserysITargaryen
Viserys I
Targaryen
2
Deceased
 
Famtree-AlicentHightower
Alicent
Hightower
House Hightower/House of the Dragon

 
Famtree-DaemonTargaryen
Daemon
Targaryen
Daemon Targaryen

 
Famtree-RheaRoyce
Rhea
Royce
House Royce
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-DaemonTargaryen
Daemon
Targaryen
Daemon Targaryen

 
Famtree-LaenaVelaryon
Laena
Velaryon
House Velaryon
Deceased
 
Famtree-LaenorVelaryon
Laenor
Velaryon
3 House Velaryon

 
Famtree-RhaenyraTargaryen
Rhaenyra
Targaryen
2

 
Famtree-DaemonTargaryen
Daemon
Targaryen
Daemon Targaryen

 
Famtree-Aegon Targaryen
Aegon II
Targaryen
Aegon II Targaryen

 
Famtree-HelaenaTargaryen
Helaena
Targaryen


 
Famtree-AemondTargaryen
Aemond
Targaryen


 
House-Targaryen-HotD-Square
Daeron
Targaryen


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-Baela Targaryen
Baela
Targaryen


 
Famtree-Rhaena Targaryen
Rhaena
Targaryen


 
Famtree-Jacaerys Velaryon
Jacaerys
Velaryon
House Velaryon

 
Famtree-Lucerys Velaryon
Lucerys
Velaryon
House Velaryon
Deceased
 
Famtree-JoffreyVelaryon
Joffrey
Velaryon
House Velaryon

 
Famtree-AegonIII
Aegon
Targaryen


 
Famtree-ViserysII
Viserys
Targaryen


 
Famtree-PrinceJahaerysTargaryen
Jaehaerys
Targaryen

Deceased
 
Famtree-JaehaeraTargaryen
Jaehaera
Targaryen


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[]

Main page: House Targaryen#In the books

Gallery[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 High Valyrian: Perzys Ānogār
  2. In "Valyria & the Dragons," Viserys Targaryen states that Aegon began his conquest 100 years after the Doom of Valyria in 102 BC, placing it in 2 BC. In "Aegon, First of His Name," Viserys Targaryen states that the maesters divided history into Before and After Conquest following Aegon I Targaryen's coronation in Oldtown; therefore, Aegon's Conquest began in 2 BC and ended in 1 AC.
  3. High Valyrian: Targārio Lentrot
  4. Conjecture based on information from The World of Ice & Fire; may be subject to change.

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