Ekaterina

1987 SP15 . Discovered 1987 Sept. 25 by L. V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of the empress Ekaterina Vtoraya (Catherine II; Catherine the Great; 1729-1796), whose reign was noted for the strengthening of autocracy and the position of Russia in the world. Born the princess of Anhalt-Zerbst, she was an educated person who wrote historical and dramatic compositions, comic operas and fairy tales for children. (M 34625)

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