Battle of Thermopylae Facts

The Battle of Thermopylae fought in 480 BC during the Greco-Persian Wars (Persian Wars) pitted approximately 7,000 Greek soldiers led by the famous Spartan warriors against approximately 100,000 Persian soldiers (by some estimates 150,000 or more). It is during this battle that the Greek army, facing overwhelming odds, made one of the most famous last stands in the history of warfare. The list of facts below provide information on this great battle including the famous final stand of the brave Greek warriors. The list below also servers as a timeline of the great battle which both kids and adults should find interesting.

Prelude to the Battle of Thermopylae

Battle of Thermopylae Details