Archidamus I

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Archidamus I (Ancient Greek: Ἀρχίδαμος Α΄) was a king of Sparta, 12th of the Eurypontids.

Archidamus was a son of Anaxidamus and contemporary with the Tegeatan War, which followed soon after the end of the Second Messenian War, in 668 BC.[1] He married Lampito, the daughter of his grandfather Leotychides, who gave birth to his son and successor, Agasicles.


  1. ^ Wikisource Tod, Marcus Niebuhr (1911). "Archidamus s.v. 5.". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 367.  This cites Paus. iii. 7. § 69 comp. 3. § 5.
Preceded by
Eurypontid King of Sparta
c. 600 – c. 575 BC
Succeeded by