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Encyclopedia > Leto Atreides I
Duke Leto Atreides, portrayed by William Hurt in the Dune miniseries
Duke Leto Atreides, portrayed by William Hurt in the Dune miniseries

Leto Atreides I is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. Leto Atreides features in the science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Leto I fathered Paul Atreides, who would eventually name his son Leto after his father. Image File history File links Leto Atreides, from the Dune miniseries. ... Image File history File links Leto Atreides, from the Dune miniseries. ... William Hurt in Lost in Space. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries produced by the Sci-Fi Channel, a cable television channel. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Leto Atreides II, portrayed by James McAvoy in the Children of Dune miniseries Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ...

He was reportedly born in year 10,140 after the formation of the Spacing Guild, to Duke Paulus Atreides and Lady Helena Atreides. The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Duke Paulus Atreides is a fictional character in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Lady Helena Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


Paulus was reigning Duke of House Atreides, their house having ruled planet Caladan for 26 generations. The Atreides related to the Imperial House Corrino and had carried a deep feud with House Harkonnen for generations. Duke is a title of nobility which refers to the sovereign male ruler of a Continental European duchy, to a nobleman of the highest grade of the British peerage, or to the highest rank of nobility in various other European countries, including Portugal, Spain and France (in Italy, principe is... House Atreides is a fictional noble family from Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Generation (From the Greek γιγνομαι), also known as procreation, is the act of producing offspring. ... House Corrino is a ruling family in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... House Harkonnen is a powerful fictional noble family in Frank Herberts Dune novels. ...


His father, Duke Paulus Atreides, arranged for him to spend a portion of his adolescence on planet Ix in the care of House Vernius and its then-Earl, Dominic Vernius. There, Leto became fast friends with the Earl's son, Prince Rhombur Vernius and his daughter, Kailea Vernius. They returned to Caladan after the uprising of Ix's working class of mentally limited subhumans and subsequent Tleilaxu invasion. Duke Paulus Atreides is a fictional character in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Ix is a fictional planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert. ... House Vernius is a fictional noble family from Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... Earl Dominic Vernius is one of the main characters of the Prelude of Dune-triology, which takes place 40-16 years before the events of Dune. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an organisation in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series of novels. ...


His father had engaged in the sport of bullfighting, both for the sport and for the spectacle - He would play every bull for all it was worth, and the people of Caladan loved him for it. He was killed by his treacherous Richese wife through a Salusan bull drugged to extraordinary levels of rage, strength and endurance by the stableman, Yresk, a loyalist to House Richese, from which Lady Helena originated. Leto realized what she had done immediately, and banished her to live in a remote location with the Sisters in Isolation rather than execute her, as public knowledge of what she had done would have a large impact on House Atreides. Bull ring (Plaza de Toros) La Malagueta in Málaga (Spain) Bullfighting or tauromachy (Spanish toreo, corrida de toros or tauromaquia; Portuguese tourada, corrida de touros or tauromaquia) is a tradition that involves, most of the time, professional performers (generally called in Spanish toreros or matadores and in Portuguese toureiros... Richese is a fictional planet in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... In the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his six Dune novels, a Salusan bull is a fictional fierce and very aggressive creature with multiple horns. ... House Richese is a fictional noble family from the fictional universe of Frank Herberts Dune series. ...


Leto kept a portrait of his father and the head of the beast as a grisly sort of reminder to the event. It has been suggested that Portrait painting be merged into this article or section. ...


Leto eventually took Kailea as his concubine, and they had a son named Victor. However, Leto refused to take Kailea as his wife or name Victor as his heir, preferring to keep a political marriage a possibility. Leto and Kailea eventually grew apart, and after the arrival of a second, Bene Gesserit concubine whom Leto found himself freshly attracted to, and in love with, she attempted to take matters into her own hands by attempting to kill Leto. Kailea's plot failed, but her brother Rhombur was severely injured in the process, while her son Victor was killed. The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ...


Leto eventually took the Bene Gesserit acolyte, Jessica Atreides, as his bound concubine. They never married in order to maintain, as always, the possibility of an alliance with another Great House - although this would ultimately never occur. Unknown to him was that Jessica was the illegitimate daughter of his rival Vladimir Harkonnen. Leto and Jessica were utterly devoted to each other in every way - any marriage on Leto's part would have been purely political, and meaningless to him. In year 10,176 Jessica gave birth to Paul Atreides, their first son. Lady Jessica Atreides, portrayed by Saskia Reeves in the Dune miniseries Jessica Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, portrayed by Ian McNeice in the Sci-Fi Channels Dune miniseries Vladimir Harkonnen is a fictional character from the science fiction series Dune. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


Leto was known in some Imperial circles, and especially by the Emperor, as "the Red Duke" and gained fame as an effective politician, a fair and just statesman, and a capable leader of his small army. He recruited skilled individuals, including Thufir Hawat, Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho to serve under him and train his soldiers. Jessica and Hawat also served as his two main advisors. Leto was greatly disliked by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV due to an incident in his youth in which Leto had made a bluffing attempt to blackmail the Emperor into intervening on his behalf in court, where he had submitted to a Trial by Forfeiture to prove that he had not fired on another ship inside a Heighliner in foldspace. He had, in fact, been framed for this by longtime rival Vladimir Harkonnen. A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Army (from French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force. ... Thufir Hawat, portrayed by Jan Vlasák in the Dune miniseries Thufir Hawat is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Gurney Halleck is a fictional soldier in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment (such as a uniform and weapon) to defend that country or its interests. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries Shaddam Corrino IV is a fictional character in the science fiction novel Dune. ... In the Dune world of Frank Herbert, the Heighliners of the Spacing Guild are enormous carrier spaceships used for interstellar travel. ...


In year 10,191 Leto's two greatest enemies conspired against him. Vladimir was forced by the emperor to surrender Arrakis to Leto, requiring Leto to leave Caladan. Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the...


His term as Duke of Arrakis would prove short, as he was betrayed by Dr. Wellington Yueh, his family physician and surrendered alive to the Baron Harkonnen. Yueh, in revenge against the Baron for killing his wife, provided Leto with a false tooth filled with poison gas. Dr. Wellington Yueh, portrayed by Robert Russell in the Dune miniseries - Baron Vladimir Harkonnen Dr. Wellington Yueh is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Physician examining a child A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... Early detection of chemical agents Sociopolitical climate of chemical warfare While the study of chemicals and their military uses was widespread in China, the use of toxic materials has historically been viewed with mixed emotions and some disdain in the West (especially when the enemy were doing it). ...


It was designed to kill those nearby when Leto bit down on the tooth and exhaled, in the hope that he would manage to kill the Baron. Unfortunately for both Yueh's plans and Leto, he only managed to kill the twisted mentat Piter De Vries. Leto was 51 years old. Piter De Vries is a fictional character from Frank Herberts Dune science fiction series. ...


Leto was survived by Paul, and Jessica, who was pregnant with Leto's daughter, Alia, at the time of his death.


In David Lynch's 1984 film version, Leto was played by Jurgen Prochnow. In the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries, William Hurt played the role. David Lynch at Cannes in 2001 David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Jürgen Prochnow (June 10, 1941 in Berlin) is a German actor. ... Sci Fi is an American cable television channel, launched in 1992 and currently owned by corporate conglomerate NBC Universal, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... William Hurt in Lost in Space. ...

Preceded by:
Paulus Atreides
Duke Atreides
10,156 A.G.-10,191 A.G.
Succeeded by:
Paul Muad'Dib Atreides

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Leto Atreides II (1361 words)
Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert.
Leto is a central character in Children of Dune and is the central character of God Emperor of Dune.
Leto is named for Paul Atreides's father, Duke Leto Atreides, who was killed in the Harkonnen/Imperial invasion of Arrakis.
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