(2741) Valdivia

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1975 XG. Discovered 1975 Dec. 1 by C. Torres at Cerro El Roble.

Named in memory of the Spanish Captain Pedro de Valdivia (1502–1553), conqueror of Chile, who left Peru accompanied by seven soldiers, one Spanish woman and many Indians, to realize his dreams of being discoverer of new territories and governor of a country, of laying the foundations of new cities, and of mixing the Spanish and native races as the first step for a new identity. (M 10546)

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