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Archidamus II

450 BC - 420 BC

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Archidamus II (Greek: Ἀρχίδαμος Archidamos; died 427/6 BC) was a king of Sparta who reigned from approximately 469/8 BC to 427/6 BC. His father was Zeuxidamus (called Cyniscos by many Spartans). Zeuxidamus married and had a son, Archidamus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archidamus II has received more than 187,615 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Archidamus II is the 2,564th most popular politician (up from 2,719th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Greece (up from 195th in 2019) and the 69th most popular Greek Politician.

Archidamus II is most famous for being the king of Sparta who led the Spartans to victory against the Athenians at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC.

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Among politicians, Archidamus II ranks 2,564 out of 15,577Before him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sanakht, Louis the Younger, Constantine Laskaris, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, and Yevgeny Primakov. After him are Theodahad, Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, Ptolemy Philadelphus, Guillaume de Nogaret, Nectanebo I, and Bartolomeo Eustachi.

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Among people born in 450 BC, Archidamus II ranks 6Before him are Alcibiades, Polykleitos, Diotima of Mantinea, Cleon, and Malachi. After him are Nectanebo I, Amyntas III of Macedon, Pelopidas, Theramenes, Diagoras of Melos, and Amyrtaeus. Among people deceased in 420 BC, Archidamus II ranks 3Before him are Protagoras and Callicrates. After him is Oenopides.

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Among people born in Greece, Archidamus II ranks 183 out of 936Before him are Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Ephialtes (-590), Brasidas (-500), Speusippus (-407), Admetus (null), and Theopompus (-400). After him are Calchas (null), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Aenesidemus (-80), Exekias (-501), Athenagoras of Athens (133), and Aelia Eudocia (401).


Among politicians born in Greece, Archidamus II ranks 69Before him are Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Cleomenes III (-260), Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Ephialtes (-590), Brasidas (-500), and Admetus (null). After him are Calchas (null), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Cecrops I (null), Telamon (null), Nabis (-300), and Theophano (941).