1989 WM. Discovered 1989 Nov. 28 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for Cleobulus (fl. c. 560 B.C.), one of the Seven Sages of Greece. A native and tyrant of Lindus in Rhodes, Cleobulus was renowned for the wisdom of his sayings, the beauty of his lyric poetry and his skill with riddles. (M 17467)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by K. Williams, who provided material for the citation, and G. V. Williams, who solved the riddle of the identification involving this object.

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