by Dohnovan Rogers

Born: 540 BC, Sparta, Greece

Died:480 BC, Thermopylae,  Greece

Leonidas was know as the greatest Greece warrior in Sparta. He wanted to protect the people of his kingdom from Xerxes their god/king. He led the Spartans forces during  the Second Persian War and is remembered for his death at the battle of Thermopylae. Leonidas was a military leader as well as a political one. Like all male Spartan citizens, Leonidas had been trained mentally and physically since childhood in preparation to become a hoplite warrior.

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