Leonidas of Athens

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Leonidas was Bishop of Athens during the 3rd century AD.

Leonidas was arrested during the persecution of Christians by emperor Decius in 250. He was taken to Corinth where he was tortured and hanged. His earthly remains were transported to Athens and interred in the crypt of a chapel on an islet of the Ilisos River, the ruins of which were discovered in 1950.

Leonidas was declared a saint. His feast day is April 15.