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The Leonid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower occurring in November, that appears to radiate from the constellation Leo.
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Russian form of Leonidas.
Leonidas was the king of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians.
Pronounced: LEE-uh-nid, (English) lye-ah-NEET, lee-ah-NEET (Russian)
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Leonid Brezhnev, political leader of the USSR from 1964 to 1982.
Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz, Polish-American economist, mathematician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Leonid Kantorovich, Soviet/Russian mathematician, economist and winner Nobel Prize in Economics.
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Leonid McGill, fictional character created by author Walter Mosley.