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::''For other characters who share the same name, see "[[Aegon Targaryen (disambiguation)]]".
 
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{{Quote|Rhaenyra Targaryen was murdered by her brother, or rather, his dragon. It ate her while her son watched. What's left of her is buried in the crypts right down there.|King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] points out what little remains of Rhaenyra in the [[Great Sept of Baelor]]|And Now His Watch is Ended}}
 
{{Quote|Rhaenyra Targaryen was murdered by her brother, or rather, his dragon. It ate her while her son watched. What's left of her is buried in the crypts right down there.|King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] points out what little remains of Rhaenyra in the [[Great Sept of Baelor]]|And Now His Watch is Ended}}
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Aegon III was a King of the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen dynasty]]. He was the son of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]].
 
Aegon III was a King of the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen dynasty]]. He was the son of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]].
   
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===[[Season 3]]===
   
While touring the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] in [[King's Landing]], King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] explains to [[Margaery Tyrell]] that [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] was eaten by her [[Aegon II Targaryen|brother's]] [[dragon]] while her son - Aegon III, whom he doesn't mention by name - was force to watch.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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[[File:Ambush_at_Dragonstone.png|thumb|left|258px|Aegon witnesses his mother's death]]While touring the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] in [[King's Landing]], King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] explains to [[Margaery Tyrell]] that [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] was eaten by her [[Aegon II Targaryen|brother's]] [[Sunfyre|dragon]] while her son - Aegon III, whom he doesn't mention by name - was forced to watch.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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==Family tree==
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{{House Targaryen family tree Regency Conquest of Dorne era}}
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
 
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Aegon III watched as his mother was devoured by the dragon of Aegon II, his uncle, during the civil war known as the Dance of Dragons. Due to the trauma of witnessing his mother's death, Aegon III developed a fierce hatred and terror of the creatures.
 
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Aegon III watched as his mother was devoured by the dragon of Aegon II, his uncle, during the civil war known as the Dance of Dragons. Due to the trauma of witnessing his mother's death, Aegon III developed a fierce hatred and terror of the creatures.
   
Aegon III ascended to the [[Iron Throne]] after Aegon II died without any males heirs. He married Aegon II's surviving daughter to seal the peace between the two rival branches of House Targaryen. He ruled the Seven Kingdoms long and well, though he is often blamed for the death of the last dragon, for which he became known as "Aegon the Dragonbane" despite his later efforts to obtain Dragon eggs. At some point he had nine mages cross the sea to attempt to hatch his remaining cache of eggs.
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Aegon III ascended to the [[Iron Throne]] after Aegon II died without any males heirs. He married Aegon II's daughter (and only surviving child) Jaehaera to seal the peace between the two rival branches of House Targaryen. However, she later died without issue, ending Aegon II's line entirely. Aegon III then remarried to Daenaera of [[House Velaryon]], who was the mother of all of his subsequent children.
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Aegon III ascended to the Iron Throne when he was only eleven years old, making him the youngest king in history - until [[Tommen Baratheon]] ascended the throne at the age of eight (the TV series aged-up several child characters, so TV-Tommen is actually slightly older than eleven, though even so TV-Tommen came to the throne very young). The early years of his long reign, until he reached the age of majority at sixteen, were a tense period known as the Regency. A regency council was organized with members who fought on both sides in the civil war, a measure taken to ensure peace, given that neither side was truly victorious. Ser Tyland Lannister (who served his grandfather Viserys I as [[Master of Ships]], and later as the Green [[Master of Coin]] under Aegon II) became [[Hand of the King]]. Tyland served for two years before dying of a winter chill. Lady Jeyne Arryn, ruler of the Vale and one of the core Black leaders, also served on the regency council. When Aegon III reached maturity he began to rule in his own right and named his brother Prince [[Viserys II Targaryen|Viserys]] Hand of the King. 
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Aegon III ruled the Seven Kingdoms long and well, repairing the extensive damage wrought by the civil war. Aegon III is nonetheless often blamed for the death of the last dragon, for which he became known as "Aegon the Dragonbane", despite his later efforts to obtain Dragon eggs. At some point he had nine mages cross the sea to attempt to hatch his remaining cache of eggs. So few dragons had survived the civil war that they could not maintain a stable breeding population. Only four dragons had survived the Dance: Silverwing, the Cannibal, Sheepstealer (who was missing and presumed dead), and one other (who only hatched late in the war). The dragons were inbred to begin with, descending only from the original three brought to Westeros by Aegon I and his sisters. The final two dragons were hatched and then died during Aegon III's long reign: they were stunted, sickly creatures not much bigger than large dogs, and they did not live long. Some speculate that the [[Maesters]] poisoned the last dragons, because as men of science and learning they feared and hated the magical powers associated with the creatures. It is unknown if this was true, but the maesters certainly had no great love for the dragons and welcomed their demise when it came.
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Aegon had two sons: [[Daeron I Targaryen|Daeron]], called the Young Dragon, and [[Baelor I Targaryen|Baelor]], called Baelor the Blessed. He also had three daughters, later known as the "[[Maidenvault|Three Maidens in the Tower]]": [[Daena Targaryen|Daena]] the Defiant, [[Rhaena Targaryen|Rhaena]] and [[Elaena Targaryen|Elaena]]. Upon his death in 157AL, Aegon III was succeeded by his young son Daeron. Aegon was said to have always walked with a great grief, and the folly of his sons nearly tore the realm apart.
   
Aegon had two sons: Daeron, called the Young Dragon, and [[Baelor I Targaryen|Baelor]], called Baelor the Blessed, and among his daughters were the three "Maidens in the Tower," [[Daena Targaryen|Daena]] the Defiant, Rhaena and Elaena. Upon his death in 157AL, Aegon III was succeeded by his young son Daeron. Aegon was said to have always walked with a great grief, and the folly of his sons nearly tore the realm apart.
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Both of Aegon III's sons ruled as king but both died without issue. Afterwards, due to the new succession laws Aegon III had enacted, his three daughters were skipped over, and his younger brother Viserys II was crowned king. Therefore later Targaryens such as [[Daenerys Targaryen|Daenerys]] do not descend from him. However, his daughter Daena had a love affair with Viserys II's son King [[Aegon IV Targaryen|Aegon IV]], which produced Aegon IV's bastard son [[Daemon Blackfyre]]. Aegon IV legitimized him on his deathbed, after which Daemon founded [[House Blackfyre]]. Thus the later Targaryens descend from younger brother Viserys II, while the Blackfyres ''illegitimately'' descend from older brother Aegon III (as well as, also illegitimately, from Viserys II's son Aegon IV).
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Aegon_III_Targaryen Aegon III Targaryen at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
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For other characters who share the same name, see "Aegon Targaryen (disambiguation)".
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"Rhaenyra Targaryen was murdered by her brother, or rather, his dragon. It ate her while her son watched. What's left of her is buried in the crypts right down there."
―King Joffrey Baratheon points out what little remains of Rhaenyra in the Great Sept of Baelor[src]

Aegon III Targaryen is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is long dead by the time of the series. He was a King of the Targaryen dynasty.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Aegon III was a King of the Targaryen dynasty. He was the son of Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Season 3Edit

Ambush at Dragonstone

Aegon witnesses his mother's death

While touring the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing, King Joffrey Baratheon explains to Margaery Tyrell that Rhaenyra Targaryen was eaten by her brother's dragon while her son - Aegon III, whom he doesn't mention by name - was forced to watch.[1]

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aegon III Targaryen
"Aegon the Dragonbane"
Deceased
 
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Targaryen Queen
Deceased
 
 
 
 
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Viserys II Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Targaryen Queen
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Daeron I Targaryen
"Daeron the Young Dragon"
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Baelor Targaryen
"Baelor the Blessed"
Deceased
 
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Elaena Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Rhaena Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Daena Targaryen
"Daena the Defiant"
Deceased
 
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Aegon IV Targaryen
"Aegon the Unworthy"
Deceased
 
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Naerys Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Aemon Targaryen
"Aemon the Dragonknight"
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Daemon Blackfyre
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Daeron II Targaryen
"Daeron the Good"
Deceased
 
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Daenerys TargaryenMartell-small
"Daenerys of Sunspear"
Deceased

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Aegon III watched as his mother was devoured by the dragon of Aegon II, his uncle, during the civil war known as the Dance of Dragons. Due to the trauma of witnessing his mother's death, Aegon III developed a fierce hatred and terror of the creatures.

Aegon III ascended to the Iron Throne after Aegon II died without any males heirs. He married Aegon II's daughter (and only surviving child) Jaehaera to seal the peace between the two rival branches of House Targaryen. However, she later died without issue, ending Aegon II's line entirely. Aegon III then remarried to Daenaera of House Velaryon, who was the mother of all of his subsequent children.

Aegon III ascended to the Iron Throne when he was only eleven years old, making him the youngest king in history - until Tommen Baratheon ascended the throne at the age of eight (the TV series aged-up several child characters, so TV-Tommen is actually slightly older than eleven, though even so TV-Tommen came to the throne very young). The early years of his long reign, until he reached the age of majority at sixteen, were a tense period known as the Regency. A regency council was organized with members who fought on both sides in the civil war, a measure taken to ensure peace, given that neither side was truly victorious. Ser Tyland Lannister (who served his grandfather Viserys I as Master of Ships, and later as the Green Master of Coin under Aegon II) became Hand of the King. Tyland served for two years before dying of a winter chill. Lady Jeyne Arryn, ruler of the Vale and one of the core Black leaders, also served on the regency council. When Aegon III reached maturity he began to rule in his own right and named his brother Prince Viserys Hand of the King. 

Aegon III ruled the Seven Kingdoms long and well, repairing the extensive damage wrought by the civil war. Aegon III is nonetheless often blamed for the death of the last dragon, for which he became known as "Aegon the Dragonbane", despite his later efforts to obtain Dragon eggs. At some point he had nine mages cross the sea to attempt to hatch his remaining cache of eggs. So few dragons had survived the civil war that they could not maintain a stable breeding population. Only four dragons had survived the Dance: Silverwing, the Cannibal, Sheepstealer (who was missing and presumed dead), and one other (who only hatched late in the war). The dragons were inbred to begin with, descending only from the original three brought to Westeros by Aegon I and his sisters. The final two dragons were hatched and then died during Aegon III's long reign: they were stunted, sickly creatures not much bigger than large dogs, and they did not live long. Some speculate that the Maesters poisoned the last dragons, because as men of science and learning they feared and hated the magical powers associated with the creatures. It is unknown if this was true, but the maesters certainly had no great love for the dragons and welcomed their demise when it came.

Aegon had two sons: Daeron, called the Young Dragon, and Baelor, called Baelor the Blessed. He also had three daughters, later known as the "Three Maidens in the Tower": Daena the Defiant, Rhaena and Elaena. Upon his death in 157AL, Aegon III was succeeded by his young son Daeron. Aegon was said to have always walked with a great grief, and the folly of his sons nearly tore the realm apart.

Both of Aegon III's sons ruled as king but both died without issue. Afterwards, due to the new succession laws Aegon III had enacted, his three daughters were skipped over, and his younger brother Viserys II was crowned king. Therefore later Targaryens such as Daenerys do not descend from him. However, his daughter Daena had a love affair with Viserys II's son King Aegon IV, which produced Aegon IV's bastard son Daemon Blackfyre. Aegon IV legitimized him on his deathbed, after which Daemon founded House Blackfyre. Thus the later Targaryens descend from younger brother Viserys II, while the Blackfyres illegitimately descend from older brother Aegon III (as well as, also illegitimately, from Viserys II's son Aegon IV).

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Lord: Queen Daenerys Targaryen Heir: None
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Seat: Meereen Lands: Exiled
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:Aegon I, the Conqueror · Visenya · Rhaenys · Aenys I · Maegor I, the Cruel · Jaehaerys, the Concilliator · Viserys I · Rhaenyra · Aegon II · Aegon III · Daeron I, the Young Dragon · Baelor the Blessed · Viserys II · Aegon IV, the Unworthy · Naerys · Aemon the Dragonknight · Daena the Defiant · Rhaena · Elaena · Daeron II, the Good · Daenerys Martell · Myriah Martell · Daemon Blackfyre · Brynden Rivers · Aegor Rivers · Shiera Seastar · Baelor Breakspear · Aerys I · Aelinor · Rhaegel · Maekar I · Aerion Brightflame · Aegon V, the Unlikely · Duncan the Small
Current members:Aemon Targaryen
Deceased members:Aerys II, the Mad · Rhaella Targaryen · Rhaegar Targaryen · Elia Martell · Rhaenys Targaryen · Aegon Targaryen · Viserys Targaryen · Drogo · Rhaego
Household:Ser Jorah Mormont (formerly) · Ser Barristan Selmy · {Rakharo} · Kovarro · Aggo · {Irri} · {Doreah} · Jhiqui · Malakho · Missandei · Grey Worm · Daario Naharis

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