King Viserys I Timeline – House of the Dragon

King Viserys I Info

King Viserys I TimelineFather – Baelon the Brave
Mother – Alyssa Targaryen
Spouse – Aemma Arryn, Alicent Hightower
Sibling – Daemon
Children – by Aemma – Rhaenyra, Baelon
by Alicent – Aegon, Helaena
Dragon – Balerion

This King Viserys I timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character King Viserys I as shown in the TV series House of the Dragon

Please Note: In the TV adaptation, characters’ ages are different to those in the books. The ages given in this timeline are those known to have been decided by the show, or are approximations made using a combination of the ages in the book and the ages of the actors.

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King Viserys I Timeline

Before Season 1 Age 0
Viserys was born the son of Prince Baelon the Brave and Alyssa Targaryen. His parents were brother and sister, the children of King Jaehaerys I. Baelon was heir to the throne.
Before Season 1 Age 14
Viserys’ younger brother, Daemon, was born.
Before Season 1 Age 18
Viserys’ dragon, Balerion, died of old age.
Before Season 1 Age 25
Viserys married Aemma Arryn.
Before Season 1 Age 30
A daughter Rhaenyra was born to Viserys and Aemma.
Before Season 1 Age 33
Baelon the Brave died. This caused a succession problem because he was heir to the throne. A meeting of the Great Council was held at Harrenhal to decide who should succeed. Both Viserys and his aunt Rhaenys Targaryen had a claim to the throne. The Council decided that Viserys should succeed as King.
Season 1 Prologue Age 35
King Jaehaerys I died. Viserys Targaryen became King Viserys I. He gave his brother, Daemon the post of Master of Laws.
Before Season 1 Age 44
On the advice of Hand of the King Otto Hightower, Viserys had removed his brother Daemon firstly from his post of Master of Laws and later from that of Master of Coin. He had made him Commander of the Kingsguard.
Season 1 Age 44
Viserys attended a meeting of the Small Council. Those present were Hand of the King Otto Hightower, Corlys Valaryon husband of Rhaenys Targaryen, Lyman Beesbury, Grand Maester Mellos. Viserys dismissed the concerns of Corlys Valaryon regarding pirates and defended his brother Daemon who had spent much money equipping the Kingsguard. 
Season 1 Age 44
After the meeting, Viserys visited Grand Maester Mellow for treatment to a wound on his back which had been caused by the blades of the iron throne. 
Season 1 Age 44
King Viserys I sat in the royal box to watch those competing in a tournament to mark the impending birth of the expected heir. 
Season 1 Age 44
Viserys was called to the birthing room where he was told that the baby was in the breach position and could not be turned. He was told that the child could be saved if they cut Aemma open but she would die if they did so. Viserys chose to save the child. He sat with his wife as she bled to death. The child died soon after its birth.
Season 1 Age 44
The funeral of Queen Aemma and Prince Baelon was held. Rhaenyra gave her dragon Syrax the command ‘Dracarys’ to light the funeral pyre. 
Season 1 Age 44
The small council once again begged Viserys to name his heir stating that Prince Daemon would not be suitable to be King. Viserys angrily defended his brother saying his brother had no ambition to be King. 
Season 1 Age 44
Otto Hightower told King Viserys that his brother, Prince Daemon, had been seen drinking in the brothels and toasting the ‘heir for a day’.
Season 1 Age 44
Viserys received a visit from Alicent Hightower who brought him a history book. She began visiting him regularly.
Season 1 Age 44
Viserys summoned Daemon and questioned him regarding his naming Prince Baelon ‘heir for a day’. When Daemon did not deny the accusation, Viserys banished him from court and sent him home to his wife.
Season 1 Age 44
A few months after the death of Queen Aemma, at a meeting of the Small Council, an angry Corlys Velaryon announced that the Triarchy, financed by the Free Cities, had sunk four Westerosi ships. He pleaded with the King to allow him to take the Royal fleet to defeat Craghas Drahar. Corlys approved of the idea suggested by Rhaenyra that the dragonriders be used to quickly defeat the pirate. However, Viserys refused to sanction any action that might provoke war with the Free Cities.
Season 1 Age 44
Viserys continued to meet Alicent Hightower and asked her to keep their meetings from his daughter.
Season 1 Age 44
King Viserys, Corlys and Rhaenys met in the gardens. Corlys emphasised that Viserys should guard against being seen as weak. He suggested an alliance between Velaryon and Targaryen with a marriage between King Viserys and his 12 year old daughter Leana. 
Season 1 Age 44
Viserys walked in the gardens with Leana Velaryon. He was concerned by the age difference and much preferred the company of Alicent Hightower. 
Season 1 Age 44
King Viserys was dining with Alicent when they were interrupted by Otto Hightower with the news that Prince Daemon had stolen the dragon egg set aside for Prince Baelon. Viserys was furious and agreed that Otto could go to Dragonstone to retrieve it. 
Season 1 Age 44
When he learned that Rhaenyra had gone to Dragonstone herself and retrieved the egg, King Viserys was angry that she put herself in danger but agreed that only she could have succeeded without bloodshed. 
Season 1 Age 44
At the next meeting of the Small Council, King Viserys announced his intention to marry Alicent Hightower. Both Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenyra Targaryen stormed out of the Small Chamber.
Season 1 Age 47
King Viserys has organised a hunt to mark the second birthday of his son Prince Aegon.
Season 1 Age 47
Although a White Hart has been sighted, it proves elusive and Viserys has to be content with killing a stag that is tethered by ropes.
Season 1 Age 47
Back at court, Viserys is aware that Daemon and Corys Velaryon had defeated Craghas Drahar and the Triarchy. Daemon presented himself to Viserys. Viserys questioned the crown that Daemon was wearing and was told that he had been named King of the Narrow Sea. After Daemon pledged his allegiance to the King the two embraced.
Season 1 Age 47
In the evening Viserys took a bath. Alicent bathed him and commented on the wound on his arm. Later that night he summoned Alicent and made love to her. She lay still and emotionless underneath him. It was revealed that he had a number of wounds that were not healing.
Season 1 Age 47
Otto Hightower told Viserys that Rhaenyra had been seen with Daemon in the brothels. He ordered Daemon found and brought to him. Daemon asked to marry Rhaenyra but Viserys had already determined that Rhaenyra would marry Laenor Velaryon. He told Daemon to return to his wife.
Season 1 Age 47
Rhaenyra told Viserys that she would marry Laenor Velaryon if he would get rid of Otto Hightower as he was a self-serving schemer. Viserys summoned Otto Hightower and took back his Hand of the King badge.
Season 1 Age 47
Viserys travelled to Driftmark to meet Corlys Velaryon and propose a marriage between Rhaenyra and Laenor Velaryon. He appeared to be unwell but managed to agree marriage terms with Corlys Velaryon.
Season 1 Age 47
After returning to Kings Landing, Viserys’ condition worsened and he was treated by the Maester.
Season 1 Age 47
Viserys presided over the preliminary wedding feast. He was angry when his wife, Alicent arrived midway through his speech.
Season 1 Age 47
Viserys sat on the high table watching the guests dancing. He was alarmed when he saw Rhaenyra and Daemon talking. When a fight broke out he initially feared his brother was the cause. When it was revealed that Ser Criston Cole had killed Ser Joffrey Lonmouth the feast ended.
Season 1 Age 47
Viserys was feeling worse and ordered that Rhaenyra and Laenor were married immediately. As the ceremony ended, Viserys collapsed.
Season 1 Age 57
Viserys was with Alicent when Rhaenyra brought her new baby, Joffrey to Alicent. After Rhaenyra left Alicent complained to Viserys that all Rhaenyra’s children had dark hair. Viserys was angry and told her to be silent.
Season 1 Age 57
At a meeting of the Small Council, Rhaenyra suggested that the animosity between her and Alicent be put aside with the marriage of Prince Jacaerys to Princes Helaena. Viserys thought it a good idea but Alicent was against the union.
Season 1 Age 57
Lord Lyonel Strong arrived to inform Viserys that he would resign his position due to the behaviour of his son, Harwin. Viserys refused to accept the resignation but granted Lyonel permission to take his son to Harrenhal.
Season 1 Age 57
While he was at Harrenhal a fire broke out at Harrenhal. Lyonel and Harwin were unable to leave their rooms and both perished in the blaze.
Season 1
To be continued

 

Published Aug 26 2022 @ 5:41 pm – Updated – Sep 26, 2022 @ 11:28 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). King Viserys I Timeline – House of the Dragon. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/king-viserys-i-timeline. Last accessed September 27th, 2022