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  LEONIDAS - LoveToKnow Article on LEONIDAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 480 he was sent with about 7000 men to hold the pass of Thermopylat against the army of Xerxes.
Leonidas repulsed the frontal attacks of th Persians, but when the Malian Ephialtes led the Persian genera:
Hydarnes by a mountain track to the rear of the Greeks h divided his army, himself remaining in the pass with 30C Spartiates, 700 Thespians and 400 Thebans.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LE/LEONIDAS.htm   (226 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2002 World Cup - World Cup Hall of Fame: Leonidas - Wednesday May 08, 2002 01:50 PM
An incredibly agile forward, Leonidas is credited with having the invented the bicycle kick, which he showed off on his Brazilian debut against Uruguay in 1932 with two goals.
Leonidas' tricks and ball skills amazed Europeans when he came to Europe for the 1934 finals in Italy, but an unforgiving knockout format meant the Brazilians' stay was short.
Brazil was beaten 2-1 by the defending champion, and Leonidas instead was fresh for the third-place playoff against Sweden in which he scored twice in a 4-2 win to finish with eight goals for the competition.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/world/2002/world_cup/hof/leonidas   (284 words)

Leonidas was a heroic king of Sparta who died at Thermopylae fighting to hold back the Persian hosts of Xerxes in 480 B.C. (AD-7: dp.
The second Leonidas (AD-7) was built as Elizabeth Holland by S. Austin and Son, Ltd., Sunderland, England, in 1897-98: acquired by the Navy from Samuel P. Holland, London, 16 April 1898; and commissioned at New York 21 May 1898, Comdr.
Leonidas sailed for the Mediterranean 8 March 1918 via New York, Bermuda, the Azores and Gibraltar, arriving Corfu, Italy, 8 June and remaining there tending her submarine chasers guarding the area from submarine attack.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/l5/leonidas-ii.htm   (520 words)

 Planet World Cup - Legends - Leonidas
Leonidas da Silva was top scorer in the 1938 World Cup with 8 goals, including a four-goal haul in the remarkable 6-5 win over Poland.
Leonidas was the first man to score four goals in a World Cup match - five minutes ahead of Poland's Ernst Willimowski - and for the semifinal against Italy, manager Ademar Pimenta rested him.
Despite his size, Leonidas, capped 23 times, was one of the most outstanding pre-war centre-forwards and famed for his bicycle-kick.
www.planetworldcup.com /LEGENDS/leonidas.html   (490 words)

 Leonidas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leonidas (ship), a labour ship that brought the first indentured servants from India to Fiji in 1879.
Leonidas (armored vehicle) a Greek-built Armored personnel carrier
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leonidas   (90 words)

 King Leonidas
Mothers would tell their sons "bring your shield home or be on it." King Leonidas, a Spartan, had agreed to help stop the invading Persians, and took 300 hand picked troops plus 1000 helots (citizen soldiers) and marched to Thermopylae on the North coast of Greece.
Leonidas would have taken far more soldiers except for a religious holiday that apparently was more important.
King Leonidas and his troops gave the rest of Greece more time to mobilize and increased their morale.
www.yasou.org /king_leonidas.htm   (402 words)

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 Leonidas Klados
Leonidas Klados was born in 1925, son of Dimitris Klados, a farmer from Leivadia of Mylopotamos, and Chryssoula, who had eight children in the village of Platania, Rethimnon.
When Leonidas Klados was informed about the event, he decided to go to the meeting point and to get to know the two great artists, without letting his parents know of his plans.
Leonidas Klados decided to play his lyre professionally, only upon the completion of his military obligations, which lasted for twenty nine months.
stigmes.gr /br/brpages/articles/klados.htm   (588 words)

 Leonidas on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He succeeded (c.491 BC) his half brother, Cleomenes I. When the Persians invaded Greece under Xerxes (480 BC), Leonidas with 300 Spartans and 5,000 auxiliaries was given the pass at Thermopylae to hold.
Leonidas Sampanis samedi à Athène Avant elle, un seul médaillé, l'haltérophile grec Leonidas Sampanis, avait été déclaré p.
Leonidas Sampanis samedi à Athène Peu avant l'annonce du test positif de Korzhanenko, le CIO avait officiellement confirmé.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/l/leonidas.asp   (538 words)

 ESPNsoccernet.com - Global - Bicycle-kick legend Leonidas dies at 90   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Leonidas da Silva, recognised as one of the earliest exponents of the bicycle kick and topscorer at the 1938 World Cup, died at the age of 90 on Saturday.
Leonidas, whose health had been in decline for years, died at a clinic in the town of Cotia outside Sao Paulo after a long fight against Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on its official website.
Leonidas scored 25 goals in 26 appearances for his country.
soccernet.espn.go.com /headlinenews?id=289443&cc=3888   (447 words)

 D.D. Leonidas' publications list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The binding of IMP to Ribonuclease A. Hatzopoulos, D.D. Leonidas, R. Kardakaris, J. Kobe, and N.G. Oikonomakos (2005).
Shapiro, M.C. Hares, D.D. Leonidas and K.R. Acharya (2002) Biochemistry 41, 10482-10489.
G.J. Swaminathan, D.D. Leonidas, M.P. Savage, S.J. Ackerman, and K.R. Acharya (1999).
athena.eie.gr /~demetres/publications.html   (1295 words)

 King Leonidas Sparta Bronze Bust
This bronze bust of King Leonidas is synonymous with courage and a desire to remain free.
King Leonidas of Sparta fought to the death to maintain freedom for Greece.
The psychological effect that King Leonidas and the Spartans caused on the people of Greece brought about the ultimately success in defeating the Persians and maintaining their freedom.
www.eleganza.com /busts-famous-people-gallery/4-12-king-leonidas-sparta-sbbp.html   (445 words)

 Leonidas, I Biography / Biography of Leonidas, I Biography Biography
The chief source is the famous Greek historian, Herodotus, but even here Leonidas is given relatively scant attention, and modern scholars have been forced to critically reexamine each of Herodotus's sentences to reconstruct more telling and at times more accurate detail.
Leonidas was born on Spartan territory in the Peloponnesian Peninsula in southern Greece probably between the years 530-500 B.C. He was the son of the Spartan king Anaxandrides and was descended from the Greek cult hero Heracles.
Each Biography is written by a biographical expert or professional educator and is a complete resource on the individual.
www.bookrags.com /biography-leonidas-i   (226 words)

 Leonidas --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Spartan king whose stand against the invading Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae in central Greece is one of the enduring tales of Greek heroism, invoked throughout Western history as the epitome of bravery exhibited against overwhelming odds.
Born on April 10, 1806, in Raleigh, N.C., Leonidas Polk graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He was converted to Episcopalianism while an officer and was ordained in 1831.
He was made missionary bishop of the Southwest in 1838 and bishop of Louisiana in 1841.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9047823?tocId=9047823   (536 words)

 Leonidas I * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Sparta traditionally had two kings who ruled jointly; one king was required to be a descendant of king Agis I and the other was required to be a descendant of king Eurypon (respectively known as the Agiadai and the Eurypontidai).
Beginning with Leonidas I, the names and dates for the Spartan kings became a part of the historical record and are generally accepted as factual; prior to Leonidas I, the dates for the Spartan kings are extrapolated back from historical times to approximate the time periods in which each king ruled.
When the Greeks saw the Persians approaching, the Phokians (Phocians) and the Lokrians (Locrians) wanted to withdraw but Leonidas commanded that they stand and fight; the Persians thought that if the Greeks saw the sheer size of their army they would retreat, so the Persians waited for five days before they mounted their first attack.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Leonidas_I_1.html   (332 words)

 Leonidas, Toronto (chocolates) 50 Bloor St. W
Leonidas chocolates (or "pralines") are imported from Belgium, and therefore made in the pure Belgian style, with lots of fresh cream fillings.
Leonidas chocolates are consistently good, and the prices are quite reasonable for this quality at $60/kg.
Note: Leonidas has counters in some department stores, for example in the basement of The Bay at Yonge and Queen.
www.yummybaguette.com /magasin.php-id=28.htm   (120 words)

 Leonidas on
Madison Avenue
Our store on Madison Avenue, the first Leonidas Store this side of the Atlantic, boasts the largest selection of Leonidas Famous Belgian Pralines in the United States with a choice of over 80 individual pieces to choose from.
Jacques, Eric, Jose, Millie, Marybelle, Tess and all the staff of Leonidas on Madison Avenue always endeavor to provide you with the most professional and courteous service and they all very much look forward to welcoming you in our store during your visit.
Please call or write to Jacques at 1-800-900-CHOC during store hours to discuss your specific corporate requirements or larger holiday gift-giving needs so that we are able to provide you with the most personalized and efficient service as possible and can ensure your satisfaction.
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From other sources we know of a St. Leonidas, Bishop of Athens, who lived about the sixth century, and whose feast is celebrated on 15 April ("Acta SS.", April, II, 378; "Bibliotheca hagiographica graeca", 2nd ed., 137).
Still another martyr of the name is honoured on 16 April, with Callistus, Charysius, and other companions (Acta SS., April, II, 402).
The feast of St. Leonidas of Alexandria is celebrated on 22 April.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09179a.htm   (267 words)

 » Leonidas Belgian Chocolates: 1 lb Fall Ballotin
These chocolate are named after Leonidas Kestekidis, who definitely knew how to create chocolates for the true chocolate connoisseur.
Leonidas now has over 1700 stores and sales locations worldwide and they offer over 80 varieties of fresh chocolates.
Leonidas' most popular assortment, perfectly packaged for the season.
www.eastbaybakery.com /Shop/Leonidas-Belgian-Chocolates-1-lb-Spring-Ballotin/B0009DZZE4   (620 words)

 Sewanee's On-Line History Museum Welcomes You to the Bishop-General Leonidas Polk Memorial Web Site
Leonidas Polk, June 29, 1864, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia; published in New Orleans, 1866.
In recognition of the Bi-Centennial of the Diocese of Louisiana in 2005, the Bi-Centennial of the birth of Leonidas Polk in 2006, and the Sesqui-Centennials
Copyright©2003-2005 by The Leonidas Polk Registry Research Project and www.leonidaspolk.org.
www.leonidaspolk.org   (696 words)

 Chocolate.com - All Brands > Leonidas > Products > Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Intermusica Artists' Management Limited / Violin/Viola / Leonidas Kavakos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Last season he appeared in a variety of chamber music concerts at Andras Schiff’s festival Ittingen Pfingstkonzerte and gave recitals at the Concertgebouw, at the Edinburgh Festival and in Italy.
Leonidas Kavakos is represented by Jessica Ford at Intermusica, jford@intermusica.co.uk.
This month Leonidas Kavakos returns to the US to give performances with the St Louis Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra.
www.intermusica.co.uk /artist/kavakos.html   (502 words)

 Leonidas Wintherall OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wintherall "Bill”), Leonidas leads a double-life as the proprieter of a school for boys in a New England town and author of Ltn.
The story usually begins with just that, a murder, and Leonidas will make an announcement like, "There’ll be no tea this afternoon.
The "Leonidas Wintherall” radio program is created from the detective book series by Phoebe Atwood Taylor under the pen name Alice Tilton.
www.otrcat.com /wintherall.htm   (235 words)

 Gourmet Food : 1 lb Cocoa Truffles from Leonidas' 'Collection Perles'
Indulge in our delectable cocoa dusted truffles...one of the most popular pieces of Leonidas' 'Collection Perles'...perfect for dark chocolate lovers.
The contents are exquisite with a presentation card from Leonidas.
It is the first chocolate I have had where a fine champagne entered my mind as being complimentary.
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 Leonidas Polk, Death of a Bishop
Born on April 10, 1806 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Leonidas Polk graduated from West Point in 1827, along with the future President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis and fellow officer Albert Sidney Johnston.
It was so beautiful that General Patrick Cleburne remarked, "It is almost worth dying for to be buried in such a beautiful place." After Cleburne's death a few days later at the Battle of Franklin he was buried there until later disinterred.
It was said at Sewanee, The University of the South that the Illinois soldier who fired the cannon that killed Leonidas Polk was so distraught that he had killed such a fine man that he committed suicide.
ngeorgia.com /history/polk.html   (779 words)

USS Leonidas, a 4264-ton collier, was built at Sunderland, England, in 1897-98 as the merchant ship Elizabeth Holland.
From 1900 to 1912, Leonidas continued to serve as a collier in the Atlantic.
Converted to a surveying ship in 1914, she charted coasts and waters off Central America until 1917, then served as a patrol ship and submarine chaser tender during World War I. The latter duties were largely performed in the Mediterranean Sea.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-l/ad7.htm   (193 words)

 Amazon.com: Gourmet Food: Leonidas Belgian Chocolates: 1 lb General Assortment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Leonidas General Assortment...with a well balanced and representative selection of Leonidas' fresh butter creams, sinfully smooth truffles and delectable pralines, there is sure to be something in this assortment to please everybody, and is guarenteed to tantalize even the most discerning palates.
Introduce a grateful friend to Leonidas today, or give in to temptation and indulge yourself...Leonidas Famous Belgian Chocolates...a great tradition of quality and freshness, since 1913.
Leonidas is the creme de creme, that is, the best of the best.
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 August Knights Forums - An Introduction from Leonidas
Leonidas was the Spartan commander at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.
Three hundred Spartans held off thousands of Persians in a narrow mountain pass for several days, giving the Greeks time to organize their forces.
It was a pleasure working and playing with you last night and I hope to see more of you on the server.
www.augustknights.com /forums/showthread.php?t=211   (702 words)

 Leonidas Kavakos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Leonidas Kavakos has established himself as one of the most sought after young virtuoso violinists and appears regularly with leading orchestras and in recital throughout the world.
Born in Athens into a musical family, Kavakos began studying violin at five years old and continued his studies at the Greek Conservatory with Stelios Kafantaris.
He is also a keen chamber music performer, and presents his own chamber music festival annually in his home town of Athens as well as performing in many international festivals.
www.thepharostrust.org /leonidas.html   (501 words)

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