Pretenders claiming to be Prince Daeron the Daring

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Pretenders claiming to be Prince Daeron the Daring
Date Unknown (at some point in between 136 AC and 157 AC)
Location Westeros
Result Pretenders' claims proven false
House Targaryen.svg Iron Throne/House TargaryenSeveral Daeron Pretenders
Notable commanders
House Targaryen.svg King Aegon III Targaryen
House Targaryen.svg Prince Viserys Targaryen

During the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen, several pretenders claimed to be the late Prince Daeron the Daring.[1]


During the Dance of the Dragons, Prince Daeron the Daring fought for the greens and supported his older brother King Aegon II Targaryen. He died at the Second Battle of Tumbleton in 130 AC. However, the manner of his death is disputed among the sources — he may have been killed by Black Trombo's morningstar, or killed by a man-at-arms with a sword, or burned to death after his tent caught fire.[2]


The different versions of Daeron's death, as well as the fact his body was never identified, left room for ambitious people to impersonate him in the following years. These pretenders were one of the incidents that created turmoil in the Seven Kingdoms after the Dance. In the end, King Aegon III Targaryen and his brother, Prince Viserys Targaryen, worked together to ably deal with the issue, and the claimants were conclusively shown to be imposters.[1]

It is unknown if King Aegon's choice to name his son and heir "Daeron"[1] is related to the matter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.