1991 RA5. Discovered 1991 Sept. 13 by F. Borngen and L. D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.

Named in memory of Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), born in Swabia and since 1923 a citizen of Switzerland. As a lyric poet, writer, essayist, critic and illustrator, he was strongly impressed by Indian philosophy. Translated into many languages, his books were well received in the U.S.A. Hesse received numerous honors, among them the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946 and the Peace Prize of the German Buchhandel in 1955. (M 34631)

Name proposed by the first discoverer.

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