|TV Show||Game of Thrones|
Daenerys is the only daughter and youngest child of King Aerys II Targaryen also known as the Mad King. She was born on the island of Dragonstone during a storm and for this reason is sometimes referred to as Daenerys Stormborn. Her mother, Rhaella died during childbirth and most of her family died during the Sack of King's Landing. This was a deadly assault by House Lannister in which her father and his followers were killed. When she was a baby Daenerys and her brother Viserys were taken to the Free Cities by loyal retainers. Their followers spent years trying to gain support to retake the Iron Throne to no avail. The siblings were given sanctuary by Magister Illyrio Mopatis.