People - Ancient Greece: Leon
Ancient king of Sparta, who ruled from 590 to 560
Leon of Sparta in Wikipedia
Leon (Greek: Λέων), was King of Sparta from 590 to 560 BC.
leon means lion. 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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