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(156) Xanthippe

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Discovered 1875 Nov. 22 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for the wife of the Greek philosopher Socrates (470?-399 B.C.) {see planet  (5450)} whose peevish disposition and ill humor have become proverbial. (H 20)

Named by Amalia Palisa, (first) wife of the discoverer.

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