(1239) Queteleta

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1932 CB. Discovered 1932 Feb. 4 by E. Delporte at Uccle. Independently discovered 1932 Feb. 4 by L. Boyer at Algiers and Feb. 13 by G. Van Biesbroeck at Williams Bay.

Named in honor of Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796–1874), Belgian astronomer, mathematician, meteorologist, statistician and in 1828 first director of the Royal Observatory of Belgium which he helped to found. (H 114)

Quetelet is also honored by a lunar crater.

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