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"Targaryens are closer to gods than to men."
―Rhaenyra Targaryen[src]

House Targaryen of King's Landing 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".

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 the three dragons Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes to spearhead their attack. Within a short period of time, six of the seven formerly independent kingdoms had surrendered to the Targaryen leader, King Aegon I, unifying the continent under his 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 Conciliator, a Great Council was held at Harrenhal to determine the old king's successor. His grandson Viserys won the vote by a landslide, and now sits on the Iron Throne. Although King Viserys has a daughter by his wife Aemma Arryn, Rhaenyra, his heir presumptive remains his brother Daemon.

Relationships

Members

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jaehaerys I
Targaryen

Deceased
 
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Alysanne
Targaryen

Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aemon
Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Jocelyn
Baratheon

 
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Daella
Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Rodrik
Arryn
Deceased
 
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Baelon
Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Alyssa
Targaryen
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rhaenys
Targaryen


 
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Corlys
Velaryon
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Aemma
Arryn
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Viserys I
Targaryen


 
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Daemon
Targaryen


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laena
Velaryon
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Laenor
Velaryon
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Rhaenyra
Targaryen



Ancestors

The crown of Aegon the Conqueror.

Royal court and household

Vassals

Great Houses

Houses of the Crownlands

Gallery

In the books

Main article: House Targaryen#In the books

See also

References


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