1989 AL6. Discovered 1989 Jan. 11 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the German author, bookseller and successful liberal employer Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822), who lived in the city of Weimar. He translated the great Spanish romance Don Quixote {see planet (3552)} into German. In 1786, together with the illustrator G. M. Kraus, he founded the first German fashion magazine, Journal des Luxus und der Moden. In 1798 he published Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden, the first German astronomical journal, and the so-called "Black" star atlas by Goldbach. Bertuch was the owner of the Weimar Geographical Institute, in which von Zach {see planet (999)} was employed as a supervisor in the field of cartography. (M 35492)

Name endorsed by P. Brosche.

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