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(353) Ruperto-Carola

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Discovered 1893 Jan. 16 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

The discoverer stated in AN 154, 15 (1900): “Der Planet hat durch die Versammlung der A.G. in Heidelberg den Namen Ruperto-Carola erhalten.” This is a reference to Heidelberg {see planet  (325)} University, one of the oldest and most famous of German universities, which was founded by Elector Ruprecht I (1309–1390) in 1386. Grand Duke Karl Friedrich von Baden reestablished the university in 1803. (H 39)

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