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(Biography) died 480 bc, king of Sparta (?490–480), hero of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which he was killed by the Persians under Xerxes
Le•on•i•das(liˈɒn ɪ dəs)
died 480 B.C., Greek hero: king of Sparta 489?–480.
|Noun||1.||Leonidas - king of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)|