Georgpeuerbach

1998 DT. Discovered 1998 Feb. 18 at the Davidschlag Observatory at Linz.

Named in memory of Georg Aunpekh von Peuerbach (1423-1461), professor at the University of Vienna, astronomer at the court of emperor Friedrich III, mathematician, poet, early humanist and teacher of Regiomontanus {see planet (9307)}. He discovered the magnetic declination, introduced sines into trigonometry and invented the foldable sundial, the first trustworthy pocket timepiece. (M 34350)

Named on the occasion of the unveiling of a memorial tablet on St. Stephan's cathedral in Vienna, where Peuerbach is buried.

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