Discovered 1917 Sept. 23 by S. I. Belyavskij at Simeis.

Independently discovered 1917 Sept. 26 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named presumably in honor of Ulrike von Levetzow (1804–1899). The eminent German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe {see planet  (3047)} met Ulrike during summertime 1821–1823 in Marienbad, Bohemia. Goethe proposed to her but she denied his offer of marriage. His grief found an expression in the famous Marienbader Elegie (1823). (A. N. Deutsch; LDS)

This interpretation seems very likely in view of the fact that the discoverer studied in Göttingen, Germany, and was an expert in German literature.

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