(2333) Porthan

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1943 EP. Discovered 1943 Mar. 3 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for Henrik Gabriel Porthan (1739–1804), historian and professor of oratory at the Academia Aboensis. This ‘Father of Finnish History’ pioneered the study of history based on facts, rather than on fantasy. (M 7945)

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