1983 XM1. Discovered 1983 Dec. 4 by M. Antal at Piszkesteto.

Named in memory of Jozef Miloslav Hurban (18171888), poet, writer, journalist, editor, critic, historian and a leading ideologist of the Slovak national revival. A close colleague (and biographer) of Ludovit Stur {see planet (3393)}, he promoted the Slovak literary language and organized cultural and educational activities. During the revolution of 1848-1849 he asserted Slovak national and social claims. (M 13609)

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