(1057) Wanda

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1925 QB. Discovered 1925 Aug. 16 by G. Shajn at Simeis. Independently discovered 1925 Aug. 19 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of the well-known Polish and Soviet writer Wanda Wasilewska (1905–1964). In the USSR her name is Wasilewskaya. Another interpretation says that Wanda was a mythic person in ancient Polish annals. Daughter of Krakus or Krak, she was the legendary founder of Cracow. (N. S. Chernykh; A. Paluźie-Borrell)

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