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Not to be confused with Anaxandra.
King Anaxander of Sparta
Issue King Eurycratides of Sparta
Father King Eurycrates of Sparta[1]
Mother Consort of Eurycrates[2]

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

He was from the Agiad dynasty, 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 – 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
  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