Hofmannsthal

4034 T-1. Discovered 1971 Mar. 26 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929) began writing poems at the age of 16. His lyrical and dramatic work reflects Austrian impressionism and symbolism. Together with Richard Strauss {see planet (5039)} and Max Reinhardt, he founded the Salzburger Festspiele. His best-known play is Jedermann. (M 34345; M 34673)

A proposal for a minor planet with this name was made independently by F. Borngen.

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