"Did you know that at one point Maegor the Third tried to outlaw it in the Seven Kingdoms? Wanted to arrest anyone caught charging interest and cut off both their hands."
Mace Tyrell to Tycho Nestoris[src]

Maegor III Targaryen was a King of the Targaryen dynasty. His reign was presumably after that of Maegor I Targaryen and an unmentioned Maegor II Targaryen.


At some point Maegor the Third tried to outlaw the practice of usury, and cut off both the hands of anyone caught charging interest on loans.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no such character. Indeed, there has never been any other king of House Targaryen named Maegor since the infamous "Maegor the Cruel", such was Maegor's repute that later members of the house deliberately shunned the name. So far, it is unknown if the mention of the name is a deliberate choice by the production (such as intentionally depicting Mace Tyrell as uneducated for believing there ever was a Maegor III), a mistake from the writers, or a mistake from the actor (the name may have been confused with Maegor the First, who was known for cruel policies and it would not have been uncharacteristic of him to attempt to outlaw usury in a harsh manner).


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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
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