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King Anaxander of Sparta
IssueKing Eurycratides of Sparta
FatherKing Eurycrates of Sparta[1]
MotherConsort of Eurycrates[2]

Anaxander or Anaxandros (Greek: Ἀνάξανδρος) was the 12th Agiad dynasty King[3] of Sparta[4] (ruled c. 640-615 BC).[5]

He was the son of King Eurycrates[6] and father of King Eurycratides.

His grandson was King Leon of Sparta.[7][8]

Anaxander is mentioned by famous persons, including Tyrtaeus (a poet) and Pausanias (geographer).[9]


  1. ^ Totius latinitatis lexicon: C-E (1861) by Egidio Forcellini, Vincenzo de Vit and Giuseppe Furlanetto
  2. ^ Herodotus 7.204, "(Leonides) Anaxandrides' son, Leon's son, Eurycratides' son, Anaxandrus' son, Eurycrates' son".
  3. ^ Anaxander King of Sparta
  4. ^ Plutarch’s Morals, Volume 1
  5. ^ Kings of Sparta Archived April 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Family tree of king Anaxander
  7. ^ Herodotus 1.65.
  8. ^ Ancient History: A Revised Chronology, Volume 1 by Anthony Lyle
  9. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

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Preceded by
King of Sparta
640 – 615 BC
Succeeded by