(1547) Nele

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1929 CZ. Discovered 1929 Feb. 12 by P. Bourgeois at Uccle.

Named for the wife of Till Eulenspiegel, the roguish fourteenth-century German folk-hero. The earliest extant edition of the stories about him was published in Antwerp in 1515 by Charles Théodore Henri de Coster in La Légende d’Ulenspiegel. (M 6831; I. van Houten-Groeneveld)

Name proposed by the wife of J. Meeus.

Nele is a Frisian name, an abbreviation of Cornelia.

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