Lindenau

1989 AC7. Discovered 1989 Jan. 10 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the German scientist, statesman and promoter of the arts Bernhard August von Lindenau (1779-1854). From 1808 to 1819, he was the director of the Seeberg {see planet (8130)} Observatory. He communicated closely with contemporaries such as Goethe, A. von Humboldt, von Zach, Gauss and Bessel {see, respectively, planets (3047), (4877), (999), (1001) and (1552)}. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, he fostered the founding of several astronomical periodicals. Lindenau was a member of numerous renowned European academies. From 1830 to 1843, he served as a high public official in the Kingdom of Saxony. He donated his art collection, including a unique collection of early Italian panel paintings, to his hometown of Altenburg {see planet (9336)} to be displayed in the Lindenau Museum. (M 33795)

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