Viserys I Targaryen

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Biographical Information
Reign 103 AC129 AC
Full Name Viserys Targaryen First of His Name
Titles King of the Seven Kingdoms
Died in 129 AC
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Predecessor Jaehaerys I
Heir Rhaenyra Targaryen
Successor Aegon II
Queen 1st unknown of House Arryn
2nd Alicent Hightower
Issue Rhaenyra Targaryen
Aegon II Targaryen
Aemond Targaryen


Viserys I was the King of the Seven Kingdoms and head of House Targaryen. He ruled from 103 AC to 129 AC. He succeeded his grandfather, Jaehaerys I.

Appearance

According to a semi-canon source, Viserys was plump and pleasant. He sported a bushy, silver-gold mustache and wore the crown of his grandfather, Jaehaerys I.[1]

History

King Viserys I ruled well, and continued the prosperous peace left to him by his grandfather Jaehaerys I. In his court he had the dwarf jester Mushroom. He had three children by his first wife, who was a member of House Arryn. Two were sons who died in infancy and one was a daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, who lived until adulthood.[2] Lacking a son to succeed him, Viserys began to groom Princess Rhaenyra to be the ruling queen. He taught her how to rule and made her part of his small council. Later in life he married again, to Alicent Hightower, and had several sons with her.[3] Rhaenyra remained his heir, however, a decision he left in his will. Rhaenyra's first consort, Lord Lyonel Strong once served him as Hand of the King.

After Viserys' death, the eldest son of his second wife, Aegon II, was crowned by the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Criston Cole and Queen Alicent. This led to a war between Rhaenyra and Aegon II, better known as the Dance of the Dragons.

Small Council under Viserys I

During the reign of King Viserys his small council had the following members...

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rodrik
Arryn
 
Daella
 
 
 
 
 
Baelon
 
Alyssa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aemma Arryn
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys I
 
 
 
 
 
Alicent Hightower
 
Daemon*
 
Aegon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown son
 
Baelon
 
Rhaenyra
 
Daemon*
 
Aegon II
 
Helaena
 
Aemond
 
Daeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon III
 
Viserys II
 
Visenya
 
Jaehaerys
 
Jaehaera
 
Maelor
 

References and Notes

  1. Targaryen Kings. (November 1, 2005) So Spake Martin
  2. Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra. (June 18, 2006) So Spake Martin
  3. Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra. (June 18, 2006) So Spake Martin