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(479) Caprera

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Discovered 1901 Nov. 12 by L. Carnera at Heidelberg.

Named by the discoverer (AN 173, 63 (1906)) for the island off the northeast coast of Sardinia. Caprera was the place where Garibaldi {see planet  (4317)} retired and died, after his brilliant military exploits that helped bring about the unification of Italy. (P. G. Comba)

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