Prince Miró of Txir
|Prince of Txir|
A portrait of Prince Miró, most likely painted in 1769
|Born||25 March 1722|
Txir, Isles of Velar
|Died||8 December 1790 (aged 67)|
Prince Miró of Txir (25 March 1722 - 8 December 1790) was a Velaran nobleman and a claimant by blood to the throne of the Isles of Velar. He led the resistance against Elcmar IV's claim to the throne during the War of the Velaran Succession, but after close to three years of conflict he was forced to yield his claim. Following the war, Miró went into exile in Thomaion and participated in that country's monarchist revolution.
As a cousin of Queen Tarien, Miró became a popular choice to succeed her when her sudden death meant the possibility of a foreign line - Tarien's husband Elcmar IV, King of Trellin, and his daughter by his first marriage, Azara - displacing the native House of Fenyzómar. Elcmar had already named Azara as heir to the Trellinese throne, and Velarans feared that their throne was implied in her succession. Several nobles approached Elcmar with a petition for him to restore the throne to a Velaran ruler on his death; when this was rejected, they rallied behind Miró and refused to recognise Elcmar as their king.