Anaxandridas II

565 BC - 525 BC

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Anaxandridas II (Greek: Ἀναξανδρίδας) was an Agiad king of Sparta between 560 BC and 520 BC, father of Leonidas I and grandfather of Pleistarchus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anaxandridas II has received more than 126,470 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Anaxandridas II is the 3,583rd most popular politician (up from 4,147th in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from Greece (up from 262nd in 2019) and the 96th most popular Greek Politician.

Anaxandridas II was king of Sparta. He is most famous for his victory over the Persians in the Battle of Plataea.

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Among politicians, Anaxandridas II ranks 3,583 out of 15,710Before him are Childebert the Adopted, Jörg Haider, Al-Muqtadir, Isabella of Valois, Gülbahar Hatun, and Leo Kanner. After him are Karl Seitz, Francis II, Duke of Brittany, Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Vishvamitra, Emperor Tenji, and Philipp Bouhler.

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Among people born in 565 BC, Anaxandridas II ranks 2Before him is Cleisthenes.  Among people deceased in 525 BC, Anaxandridas II ranks 3Before him are Anaximenes of Miletus and Psamtik III.

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Among people born in Greece, Anaxandridas II ranks 237 out of 855Before him are Alexandra of Yugoslavia (1921), Xanthippus (-590), Leotychidas (-540), Timoleon (-411), Yiannis Ritsos (1909), and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914). After him are Stilpo (-359), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Philostratus (170), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Caranus of Macedon (-900), and Yanni (1954).


Among politicians born in Greece, Anaxandridas II ranks 96Before him are Idomeneus of Crete (null), Cylon of Athens (-700), Thessalonike of Macedon (-352), Herodes Atticus (101), Xanthippus (-590), and Timoleon (-411). After him are Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Caranus of Macedon (-900), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), and Euphronios (-520).