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Dictionary of Minor Planet Names

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(4524) Barklajdetolli

1981 RV4. Discovered 1981 Sept. 8 by L. V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Mikhail Bogdanovich Barklaj de Tolli (Barclay de Tolly; 1761–1818), general field marshal, hero of Russian patriotic war of 1812. His family tree had roots in Scotland. During 1810–1812 he was military minister of Russia, and for two months during Napoleon’s invasion he was commander-in-chief of the Russian armies. (M 34620)

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