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Lysander

Spartan admiral

400   -   394

country of citizenship: Sparta
occupation: politician, military personnel
position held: Strategos

Lysander (; died 395 BC, Doric Greek: Λύσανδρος, romanized: Lýsandros) was a Spartan admiral who commanded the Spartan fleet in the Hellespont which defeated the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC. The following year, he was able to force the Athenians to capitulate, bringing the Peloponnesian War to an end. He then played a key role in Sparta's domination of Greece for the next decade until his death at the Battle of Haliartus.
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