(557) Violetta

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Discovered 1905 Jan. 26 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for the frivolous woman and leading character in the opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi {see planet  (3975)}, which is based on La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas the younger (1824–1895). (H 59)

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