The Targaryens are one of the most well-known dynasties in Game of Thrones. They have ruled the Seven Kingdoms for millennia and are known for their ruthlessness and ambition, among other traits. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what happened to Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen. Keep reading to learn more!
Who killed Aegon the Conqueror?
Aegon I is the 16th king of the Targaryen dynasty. Aegon was the younger brother of King Rhaegar II Targaryen and the father of King Aenys I.
Aegon was born in 134 AC and died in 157 AC, and is remembered as the Conqueror, the First of his name.
Aegon’s claim to the throne was based upon his descent from Aegon V, the Young Dragon, son of Aegon I Targaryen, the Unworthy. Aegon was thus the elder brother of Rhaegar Targaryen, who had claimed the throne in 129 AC.
While Aegon’s claim was weak, there was a good deal of support for him from powerful lords in Westeros. Aegon was swiftly crowned in 131 AC, after his father’s death in the Battle of the Trident. The apex of his power came in 157 AC, with the death of King Maegor I and the ascension of his son, Prince Aegon, to the Iron Throne.
Aegon’s reign was marked by intermittent conflict with the Andals and the Rhoynar in the north, with the former breaking their alliance with him following the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 141 AC. However, the conflict with the latter came to a head in 149 AC, with the Battle of the Blackwater. The event marked the end of Aegon’s reign, with Aegon’s forces defeated, and he was sent into exile.
Aegon was slain by Alyn Stark in 157 AC, during the Dance of the Dragons. His death marked the end of 110 years of Targaryen rule, and precipitated the War of Conquest, which lasted until Targaryen rule was re-established in 171 AC.
What happened to Aegon the Conqueror?.
Aegon the Conqueror was the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and Lord of the Seven Kingdoms at the time of Robert’s Rebellion. He was the father of Rhaegar Targaryen and grandfather of Aegon Targaryen, Rhaegar’s son. He was killed when Aegon fell from the Tower of Joy.
The Tower of Joy is the royal castle of Nothern Westeros, located close to the city Harrenhal, where Aegon was born. The castle was the site of Aegon’s execution, where he was castrated, disemboweled, and beheaded. Aegon was killed at the command of Lord Tywin Lannister. Lord Tywin had acquired two incriminating letters, written by Aegon’s brother Rhaegar to his sister, Rhaenys Targaryen. Though Aegon was innocent, Tywin was convinced that Aegon was plotting against the throne with Rhaegar’s encouragement.
Tywin obtained the king’s consent to execute Aegon. Aegon was castrated, beheaded, and had his head displayed on a spear. The head was displayed at the gates of King’s Landing so that “no one should think they lived and reigned in safety”. The maesters of the Citadel, such as Maester Colemon, were executed for their involvement in Aegon’s death.
Why did Aegon the Conqueror die?
Aegon the Conqueror was the third king of the Targaryen dynasty. He was the father of Aegon II Targaryen, Rhaegar Targaryen and Rhaenys Targaryen.
Aegon was born in 282 AC to Rhaegar and Elia Martell. Aegon’s father Rhaegar was Aegon I Targaryen’s younger brother. After Rhaegar’s death, Aegon became king. He married Rhaenys after he became king, and together they had two children.
In 299 AC, Aegon and Rhaenys went on a tour of the Westerlands and Stormlands, leaving Aenys to rule the Iron Throne. During their tour, Rhaenys gave birth to their first child Aegon III Targaryen.
Aegon and Rhaenys returned from their tour in 300 AC. Aegon had intended to resume his rule of the Iron Throne after returning. However, Rhaenyra was jealous of Aegon and Rhaenys. She convinced her husband Viserys to attack Aegon and Rhaenys. When Aegon and Rhaenys returned, they were ambushed and killed by Rhaenyra and Viserys’s soldiers.
Aegon the Conqueror died fighting his enemies, while defending his family and his kingdom.
Rhaegar was the younger brother of Aegon I and Rhaenys. His marriage with Elia Martell left Aegon and his brother, Viserys, to have no known heirs. Viserys claimed that he was made the heir of Aegon I, and thus, became the rightful heir to the throne.