Leon (king of Sparta)

Leon (king of Sparta)

Leon was King of Sparta from 590 to 560 BC.

He was the son of Eurycratides and like him was mentioned in the seventh book of "The Histories" by Herodotus. He is said to have, like his father, fought to a draw with the Tegeans.

He was succeeded on the throne by Anaxandridas II, who managed to defeat Tegea.

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