1988 CRi. Discovered 1988 Feb. 11 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in memory of the great organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), undoubtedly the most eminent master of the organ before Johann Sebastian Bach {see planet (1814)}. His inspired creative power is particularly evident in chorales such as "Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern". In 1668 he became the successor of Franz Tunder {see planet (7871)} as organist at the Marienkirche in L├╝beck, a position he held until his death. (M 16046)

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