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16 Things You Need To Know About Rhaegar Targaryen

16 Things You Need To Know About Rhaegar Targaryen

A lot has been said about Jon Snow’s lineage and now known as Jon Targaryen. He is Rhaegar’s son. After the death of Mad King, Rhaegar was in line to ascend the Iron Throne. This concept makes Jon’s claim to the throne very strong. In the show, a lot has been spoken about Rhaegar Targaryen, and the fans have been wondering the truth surrounding him. So, here are 16 things that you need to know about Rhaegar Targaryen:




Ned Stark’s sister, Lyanna Stark had been betrothed to Robert Baratheon, and then Rhaegar kidnapped her. When Ned’s father and brother had protested, they were burnt by the Mad King.

This had triggered many events which then led to Robert’s Rebellion.

Rhaegar Targaryen had been married to Elia Martell, and their marriage was not a bad one… until Rhaegar fell for Lyanna Stark.

There are three schools of thoughts on this concept. One is the belief that he raped Lyanna. Another says that Lyanna and Rhaegar were in love.




Another one claims that he wanted to fulfil the prophecy of The Prince Who Was Promised by making Ice and Fire meet.

Cersei was fond of Rhaegar, but because of the Mad King, he denied Tywin’s request of getting Cersei and Rhaegar married.

Rhaegar was killed by Robert, and his rage was so much that with one blow to the Dargon Prince’s chest had resulted in his death and the fall of House Targaryen.

This is a prominent fact, and we had seen how Oberyn wanted to avenge the death of his sister.




In the books, Rhaegar has a son, Aegon. His legitimacy is now a doubt.  If Rhaegar had married Lyanna, then it means Aegon is a bastard.

In the TV show, Rhaegar is a popular character. He has not made an appearance yet but had a huge impact on the plot.

Rhaegar’s birth has been the point of discussion among the book lovers as it took place on the same day as the Tragedy at Summerhall.




It is an established notion that Rhaegar believed he was the prince who was promised.

Rhaegar was not much of a warrior prince. Instead, he was a book lover. He used to read a lot and was a favorite among the maesters.

Rhaegar was Mad King’s eldest son and was thus the rightful heir to the throne. Therefore Jon has a stronger claim than Dany to the throne!




It has been mentioned in the books that Rhaegar had quite a talent for singing.

There has been a lot of mention of his skills in the books!

Unlike the show, he has made some appearance in the book in chapter 48 of A Clash of Kings. His impact on the plot of Game of Thrones is so huge that no one can leave it out!

Now we can confirm that he is Jon’s true father. It’s just time before it is revealed to Jon as well, that he is a Targaryen and rightful heir to the throne!




In Season 7 of Game of Thrones, we learned that Rhaegar got his marriage with Elia Martell annulled and instead married Lyanna Stark, thus making Jon his legitimate son.

These were some of the facts that every fan should know about RhaegarTargaryen as his impact on the story can’t be ignored. He is a single character who without appearance has affected the plot so much.

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