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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


(liˈɒn ɪ dəs)

died 480 B.C., Greek hero: king of Sparta 489?–480.
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Noun1.Leonidas - king of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)Leonidas - king of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)
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This tender relates to the award, in Grant, the design (final and enforceable) and carry out the work necessary to complete the ~Cemetery Park Leonidas of Taranto~ and, functional and economic management of the Cemetery Comunale.
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The program is designed primarily to provide loans to farmer-beneficiaries and their households through cooperatives or agrarian reform beneficiaries' organizations (ARBOs) and other farmers' organizations to support their individual or communal crop production, agri-enterprise and other livelihood projects," DAR Regional Director Stephen Leonidas said.
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But he appears in the opening credits as King Leonidas - the fallen leader of the Spartans at Thermopylae.
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The withdrawal of King Leonidas saw five go to traps and Noelles Rapido lived up to his name by dominating from trap-rise to win by almost two lengths in 35.
Surprisingly, however, "Meet the Spartans" - a satire with a framework of spoofing last year's "300," which attempted to seriously tell the story of King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fighting the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.