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  1. Leonidasnoun

    king of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)


  1. Leonidas

    Leonidas I (; Greek: Λεωνίδας; died 19 September 480 BC) was a king of the Greek city-state of Sparta, and the 17th of the Agiad line, a dynasty which claimed descent from the mythological demigod Heracles. Leonidas I was son of King Anaxandridas II. He succeeded his half-brother King Cleomenes I to the throne in c. 489 BC. His co-ruler was King Leotychidas. He was succeeded by his son, King Pleistarchus. Leonidas had a notable participation in the Second Greco-Persian War, where he led the allied Greek forces to a last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) while attempting to defend the pass from the invading Persian army; he died at the battle and entered myth as the leader of the 300 Spartans. While the Greeks lost this battle, they were able to expel the Persian invaders in the following year.


  1. leonidas

    Leonidas is typically referred to as Leonidas I, and he was a historic figure famous for being the king of Sparta from approximately 489–480 B.C. He is perhaps best known for his leadership in the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian Empire in 480 B.C. His death at Thermopylae was heavily romanticized in literature and art, representing self-sacrifice, heroism, and the struggle against overwhelming odds. His name Leonidas means "son of a lion" in Greek. Leonidas can also refer to various other historical figures, a line of Belgian chocolates, or sometimes is used as a given name in various cultures.


  1. Leonidas

    Leonidas is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 52 at the 2010 census. Kane Road serves as a main route in Leonidas. Other main routes include 13th Avenue West. The city of Leonidas is located immediately west of the city of Eveleth.

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  1. Leonidas

    king of Sparta from 491 to 480 B.C.; opposed Xerxes, the Persian, who threatened Greece with a large army, and kept him at bay at the Pass of Thermopylæ with 300 Spartans and 5000 auxiliaries till he was betrayed by Ephialtes (q. v.), when he and his 300 threw themselves valiantly on the large host, and perished fighting to the last man.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leonidas is ranked #76768 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leonidas surname appeared 250 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Leonidas.

    38.4% or 96 total occurrences were Black.
    31.6% or 79 total occurrences were White.
    17.6% or 44 total occurrences were Asian.
    8.8% or 22 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leonidas in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leonidas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of leonidas in a Sentence

  1. Eleftherios Synadinos:

    The message of Leonidas - Molon Labe( Come and get it) - is as timely today as ever for everything tormenting Greece, we're not like everyone else with heads bowed down. We're upright, we're standing and the message will be delivered on Sept. 20... We must not surrender arms. We must not back down.

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