Anaxandridas II

Agiad king of Sparta from c.560 to c.524 BC

Anaxandridas II was a king of Sparta between 560 and 525 BC, and was the father of Leonidas I, king of Sparta.

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Anaxandridas was a son of Leon of Sparta and also his successor. It is not known who Anaxandridas' mother is. His first wife was also his niece.

Having a seemingly infertile wife whom he would not divorce, the ephors made him marry a second wife, who born him a son, Cleomenes I. Sons that came out of his relationship with his first wife were Dorieus (father of Euryanas), famous Leonidas I, and Cleombrotus.

Several sayings are ascribed to him, according to Plutarch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurycratides
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leon of Sparta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First wife
 
Anaxandridas II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Second wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dorieus
 
Leonidas I
 
Cleombrotus (regent)
 
 
Cleomenes I