(558) Carmen

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Discovered 1905 Feb. 9 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for the leading character in the opera Carmen by the French composer Alexandre César Léopold (named Georges) Bizet (1838–1875), which is based on the novel by the French writer Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870). (H 59)

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