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Question:

What is the significance of the town name?

Answer:

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC - 430 BC) was an aristocrat and political figure of the Roman Republic, serving as consul in 460 BC and Roman dictator in 458 BC and 439 BC.

He was called to serve Rome as dictator, an office which he immediately resigned after completing his task of defeating rivaling tribes.

His abandoning of his work to serve Rome, and especially his immediate resignation of his absolute authority with the end of the crisis, has often been cited as an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, and modesty. As a result, he has inspired a number of organizations and other entities, a number of which are named for him

Answer Contributed by Norma Palazzolo