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Maekar I Targaryen
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King of the Andals and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Protector of the Realm
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King Maekar of the House Targaryen, the First of His Name
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Daeron II Targaryen - father

Myriah Martell - mother
Baelor Targaryen - brother
Aerys I Targaryen - brother
Aelinor Targaryen - sister
Rhaegel Targaryen - brother
Aerion Targaryen - son
Aemon Targaryen - son
Aegon V Targaryen - son
Aerys II Targaryen - grandson
Rhaegar Targaryen - great grandson
Viserys Targaryen - great grandson
Daenerys Targaryen - great granddaughter
Rhaenys Targaryen - great great granddaughter

Aegon Targaryen - great great grandson
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"My father was Maekar, the First of his Name. My brother Aegon reigned after him, when I had refused the throne, and he was followed by his son Aerys, whom they called the Mad King."
―Maester Aemon[src]

Maekar I Targaryen, full name Maekar of House Targaryen, the First of His Name, is a mentioned character in the first season. He died before the time of the series, and is not expected to appear. He was a King in the Targaryen dynasty.

Biography

Background

Maekar was a King in the Targaryen dynasty. He was the father of Aerion, who killed himself drinking wildfire; Aemon, who would become a Maester in Castle Black; and Aegon V Targaryen, who would succeed him on the Iron Throne.[1]

Season 1

When revealing Jon Snow his true identity and origins, Maester Aemon mentions the name of his father.[2]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Maekar Targaryen is the fourteenth Targaryen to sit the Iron Throne. He was the fourth son of King Daeron II and Myriah Martell. As the son of Daeron II, he was also the grandson of King Aegon IV Targaryen. Maekar was given the Targaryen seat of Summerhall, and was a capable army commander who served in the Blackfyre Rebellion. After a number of unexpected deaths in the royal family, he came to the throne in 221AL. He ruled until 233AL, when he fell in battle against a rebel lord.

He was the father of Daeron, Aerion, Aemon, Aegon, Rhae and Daella.

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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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