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List of Spartan Kings

Names and dates of the Spartan kings

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Leonidas King of Sparta

Leonidas King of Sparta

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Two Spartan kings, hereditary monarchs, one from each of the Agiad and Eurypontid families, had priestly obligations and the power to make war (although by the time of the Persian Wars, the kings' power to make war was restricted). One of the most famous of the Agiad kings, who traced their ancestry to Hercules, was Leonidas -- of 300 fame.

Names & Dates of the Kings of Sparta

Agaidai Eurypontidai
Agis 1
Echestratos Eurypon
Leobotas Prytanis
Dorrusas Polydectes
Agesilaus I Eunomos
Archilaus Charillos
Teleklos Nikandros
Alkamenes Theopompos
Polydoros Anaxandridas I
Eurykrates Archidamos I
Anaxandros Anaxilas
Eurykratidas Leotychidas
Leon 590-560 Hippocratides 600-575
Anaxandrides II 560-520 Agasicles 575-550
Cleomenes 520-490 Ariston 550-515
Leonidas 490-480 Demaratus 515-491
Pleistrachus 480-459 Leotychides II 491-469
Pausanias 409-395 Agis II 427-399
Agesipolis I 395-380 Agesilaus 399-360
Cleombrotos 380-371
Agesipolis II 371-370
Cleomenes II 370-309 Archidamos II 360-338
Agis III 338-331
Eudamidas I 331- ?
Araios I 309-265 Archidamos IV
Akrotatos 265-255? Eudamidas II
Araios II 255/4-247? Agis IV ? - 243
Leonidas 247?-244;
243-235
Archidamos V ? - 227
Kleombrotos 244-243 [interregnum] 227-219
Kleomenes III 235-219 Lykurgos 219- ?
Agesipolis 219- Pelops
(Machanidas regent) ? - 207
Pelops
(Nabis regent) 207- ?
Nabis ? - 192

Sources:

[URL = < http://www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk/kings.htm > ] Chronology of Monarchical Rule
[URL = < http://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/sparking.html > ] The Kings of Sparta

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