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Title Grand Maester
Born At 175 AC, 176 AC or 177 AC[1]
Died In 257 AC or 258 AC[1], at King's Landing
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)

Kaeth was a Grand Maester of the Citadel.


About 257 AC Kaeth was made Grand Maester at the age of eighty and sent to serve the court of King Aegon V Targaryen in King's Landing. He died within a year of his appointment and was succeeded by Grand Maester Ellendor.[2]

Grand Maester Kaeth wrote the well-regarded work Lives of Four Kings, a detailed history of the reigns of Daeron the Young Dragon, Baelor the Blessed, Aegon the Unworthy, and Daeron the Good. Kaeth scants Viserys II terribly, however, as his short reign as king came after Baelor's.[3]

The book is considered to be an excellent treatise of the art of rulership. Ser Kevan Lannister and his nephew Tyrion Lannister are amongst its appreciators, as is Prince Oberyn Martell.


Aenys was weak and Maegor was cruel, and Aegon II was grasping, but no king before or after would practice so much willful misrule.[4]
- Kaeth writing on Aegon IV Targaryen


  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Kaeth calculation.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.

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