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"At the Trident, Dorne lost 10,000 men and two princes: my uncle in the Kingsguard, and Elia's gallant husband, Prince Rhaegar, who was too slow or too arrogant for Robert's warhammer."
Oberyn Martell[src]

Prince Lewyn Martell was a knight in the Kingsguard of King Aerys II Targaryen, who became known as "the Mad King".[1]



Prince Lewyn Martell was the uncle of Doran, Elia, and Oberyn Martell. A younger son, he joined the elite Kingsguard, forswearing any claim to land and title.

During Robert's Rebellion, at the climactic Battle of the Trident, Prince Lewyn accompanied fellow Kingsguard Ser Barristan Selmy and Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen to face the rebel army led by Robert Baratheon. Prince Lewyn perished in the battle, along with thousands of other Dornishmen.[2]

Prince Rhaegar also died in the battle, brought down by Robert's warhammer after an epic duel. Ser Barristan, Lewyn's fellow Kingsguard, was very badly wounded but due to the quick actions of Robert's maester ultimately survived.[3]

Family Tree

Ruling Princess Martell of Dorne
Consort of the Princess of Dorne
Lewyn Martell familytree
Lewyn Martell Kingsguard-Main-Shield
Doran Martell family tree
Doran Martell
Mellario of Norvos
Rhaegar Targaryen House-Targaryen-Main-Shield
Elia Martell
Oberyn Martell
Unknown tree
Dornish Peasant
Unknown tree
Eastern Noblewoman
Ellaria Sand
of House Uller
Unknown tree
Summer Islands
Ship Captain
Trystane Martell family tree

Trystane Martell

Mycella Season 5 family tree pic

Myrcella Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield

Rhaenys tree
Rhaenys Targaryen House-Targaryen-Main-Shield
Aegon Targaryen
Obara Sand familytree
Obara Sand
Nymeria Sand familytree
Nymeria Sand
Tyene Sand familytree
Tyene Sand
Martell bastard
Sarella Sand
Martell bastard
Four younger Sand Snakes

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Lewyn Martell is remembered fondly by his family as a kind man who loved his extended family. The Kingsguard are forbidden to marry or even to love, and in the past several have been severely punished even for having sexual affairs. As per the customs of Dorne, however, Prince Lewyn continued to secretly keep a paramour. Ser Barristan and the other Kingsguard were aware of it but kept his secret, as he did not let it interfere with his duty.

Lewyn joined the Kingsguard in part because he was the younger sibling in his generation of House Martell. He was actually the eldest son, but rule passed to his older sister (mother of Doran, Elia, and Oberyn) due to Dorne's gender-blind inheritance laws, different from the rest of the Seven Kingdoms.

At the Battle of the Trident, Prince Lewyn led the large Dornish contingent (10,000 men strong) which threatened to break Robert Baratheon's left flank. During the fighting he became badly wounded, however, and in the confusion Ser Lyn Corbray led a counter-charge by the rebels, in which he personally dueled and killed Lewyn Martell. The vain and arrogant Ser Lyn would in later years boast about how he had personally defeated Prince Lewyn, though in reality Prince Lewyn was already very badly wounded (perhaps mortally so) and Corbray simply finished him off.

See also


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Lord: Heir:
Seat: Sunspear Lands: Dorne
Title(s): Prince of Dorne · Lord of Sunspear
Ancestors:Princess Nymeria · Prince Mors Martell · Prince Maron Martell · Princess Daenerys Martell · Queen Myriah Martell
Current members:Ellaria Sand · Obara Sand · Nymeria Sand · Tyene Sand · Sarella Sand · Elia Sand · Obella Sand · Dorea Sand · Loreza Sand
Deceased members:Prince Lewyn Martell · Princess Elia Martell · Prince Oberyn Martell · Prince Doran Martell · Prince Trystane Martell
Household:{Areo Hotah} · {Caleotte}
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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