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(1442) Corvina

Reference work entry

1937 YF. Discovered 1937 Dec. 29 by G. Kulin at Budapest. Independently discovered 1937 Dec. 29 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named by the discoverer probably in memory of the Hungarian king Matthias I. Corvinus (1440–1490) who conquered Vienna in 1485 and who was the founder of the Pressburg University. Corvinus was the surname of the Hungarian kings. His library at Buda {see planet  (908)}, the Corvina, was one of the finest in Europe. (LDS)

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