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Leonidas I

Leonidas I (d.480 B.C.), king of Sparta. Leonidas, with 300 Spartans and about 1,000 other Greeks, died heroically defending the pass of Thermopylae against the huge invading Persian army of Xerxes.

See also: Sparta; Thermopylae.

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