(3212) Agricola

Reference work entry

1938 DH2. Discovered 1938 Feb. 19 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for Mikael Agricola (c. 1510–1557), bishop, the reformer of Finland, ‘father of Finnish literature’. Around 1538 he issued his ABC-kiria, the first book printed in the Finnish language, and in 1548 he translated the New Testament into Finnish. (M 18450)

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