Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

In 458 B.C., Roman farmer Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was named the absolute dictator of Rome during a crisis. After achieving victory, he resigned and returned power to the Senate. His resignation of absolute authority is often cited as an example of outstanding leadership, serving the greater good and civic virtue.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: People

Latest FactRepublic Video

32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies