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(2454) Olaus Magnus

Reference work entry

1941 SS. Discovered 1941 Sept. 21 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for Olaus Magnus (1490–1557), the last Catholic archbishop of Sweden, who spent most of his life in exile in Rome. His ‘Carta Marina’ was the first map to represent Finland approximately correctly. (M 7946)

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