Who is Aegon V Targaryen, the father of the Mad King?

Aegon V Targaryen is probably best known as one of GOT’s strong characters. Aegon is not Aerys the Mad King’s grandfather, but rather his father. Targaryen is also one of the two main characters in the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. When he was young, people called him “Egg,” and he is one of the reasons why. As a child, his father, Prince Maekar, reluctantly let him work as a squire for the rogue knight Ser Duncan the Tall. His father hoped that the lessons he would learn through humble service and hard work would help him avoid the mistakes and excesses of his royal brothers.

Later, he was crowned King Aegon V after a Great Council skipped over those ahead of him in the line of succession and his older brother Aemon chose to step down and join the Night’s Watch. He was called “Aegon the Unlikely” because, as the fourth son of a fourth son, he was very far down the line of succession and wasn’t expected to get the Iron Throne. Who is the father of the Mad King, Aegon V Targaryen?

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What is Aegon V Targaryen?

Aegon V Targaryen was King of the Seven Kingdoms from 233 to 259 AC, when he died. He was a kind and fair leader who was loved by many of his people. But he did have some critics who said he was too lenient on criminals and rebels.

Aegon’s reign was marked by several important events, such as the Great Council of 243 AC, where he gave up his claim to the Iron Throne in favor of his nephew Daeron II; the Defiance of Duskendale, where he put down a rebellion by House Lannister; and the Tragedy of Summerhall, where he and his heir Prince Duncan were killed in a fire at the Targaryen summer palace.

Aegon’s only child to live to adulthood was his daughter Rhaella. She later married her cousin Aerys II Targaryen and became the mother of the “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen and Queen Rhaella Targaryen, who were Daenerys Targaryen’s parents. Through his son Jaehaerys, Aegon V is also the grandfather of Jon Snow.

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During Aegon V’s reign, which lasted more than twenty-five years, he tried to make policies that helped the common people. However, he often got into fights with noble lords because he liked to make people do things they didn’t like. He died in the “Tragedy of Summerhall,” a huge fire at the Targaryen summer castle, along with his son Prince Duncan and his close friend Ser Duncan the Tall. After he died, the crown went to his son Jaehaerys. Aerys was king for 42 years until Jaime Lannister killed him during Robert’s Rebellion.

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