Lord of Dragonstone

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Lord of Dragonstone or Lady of Dragonstone is the title held by the noble seated at the castle of Dragonstone since Robert's Rebellion, and prior to Aegon's Conquest. Throughout the castle's history, the castle was mainly held by House Targaryen. Following the end of the Targaryen Dynasty, the castle was given to Stannis Baratheon, thereby creating House Baratheon of Dragonstone.

History

When his daughter, Daenys Targaryen, foresaw the Doom of Valyria, Lord Aenar Targaryen moved his wives, children, sibling, other kin, wealth and slaves to Dragonstone, a castle located on an island with the same name in 126 BC. Dragonstone had been the westernmost outpost of the Valyrian Freehold for two centuries by then. By moving his family to the outpost, Aenar became the first known Lord of Dragonstone. His descendants continued to rule Dragonstone after his death, until Lord Aegon Targaryen conquered the Seven Kingdoms in his Conquest.[1] With Lord Aegon now King Aegon I Targaryen, Dragonstone became the seat usually given to the heir to the Iron Throne (the only exception being Prince Maegor Targaryen, who was named Prince of Dragonstone by his older brother, Kings Aenys I Targaryen, despite Aenys having three heirs).

This custom continued until 283 AC, when the Targaryen Dynasty was ended at the conclusion of Robert's Rebellion. King Aerys II Targaryen and his eldest son, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen,[2] were slain, as were Rhaegar's children, Rhaenys and Aegon.[3][4] King Aerys's sister-wife, Queen Rhaella Targaryen, had fled to Dragonstone with her younger son, Viserys, shortly before the end of the war, where she spend nine months, until her own death in childbirth during a fierce storm.[5] During this time, Rhaella crowned her son Viserys king,[6] and following the birth of his sister, Daenerys, Viserys named her Princess of Dragonstone.[5] The Targaryen children were forced to flee, however, and the castle was captured by Stannis Baratheon, the younger brother of the new king, Robert I Baratheon.[7] Robert gave Stannis Dragonstone as his seat, making Stannis the first Lord of Dragonstone in nearly three hundred years.

Lords of Dragonstone

See also: Prince of Dragonstone

The known Lords of Dragonstone are:

Aegon was the last Lord of Dragonstone of House Targaryen, and the first King of the Seven Kingdoms. Following Aegon, Dragonstone became the seat to the Prince or Princess of Dragonstone, until Robert's Rebellion. After the war, the castle was officially given to Lord Stannis Baratheon.[7] Nonetheless, exiled Viserys Targaryen, a claimant king to the Iron Throne, named his younger sister Daenerys as his Princess of Dragonstone.[5]

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