Hauptmann

1992 SO24. Discovered 1992 Sept. 21 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the dramatist and writer Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946), a leading personality in the field of German naturalism. His work frequently depicts social problems and the ups and downs of life, often viewed from his homeland of Silesia. Beginning in 1904, he lived on Hiddensee, a small island in the Baltic Sea, where he was also buried. Hauptmann was honored with the 1912 Nobel Prize in literature. (M 32096)

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