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(645) Agrippina

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Discovered 1907 Sept. 13 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.

Named for two characters of the Roman history. Agrippina the elder (13? B.C.–33) was the daughter of the Roman statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the wife of Germanicus and the mother of Caligula. Her daughter Agrippina the younger (15?–59) was the mother of Emperor Nero. (LDS)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1907 AG. See also the remarks to planet  (579).

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