Herder

1989 UH7. Discovered 1989 Oct. 23 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803), German philosopher, theologian, writer, translator and collector of folk songs. Through his study of history, language, culture, and literature, he became a great authority on the history of the European mind. Through Goethe, he was appointed head clergyman at the court of Weimar {see planet (3539) in 1776. With Goethe, Schiller and Wieland {see, respectively, planets (3047), (3079), (8108)}, Herder is one of the four "Greats" of the Weimar classical period. (M 31612)

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