Marnix

1987 SS3. Discovered 1987 Sept. 20 by E. W. Elst at Rozhen.

Named for Philips Marnix van Sint Aldegonde (1538-1598), mayor of Antwerp during 1583-1585 and player of a major role in defending the city against the Spanish troops. He was concerned with the religious struggle between catholics and protestants and is considered to be the composer of the beautiful Dutch national hymn 'Wilhelmus'. (M 20162)

Citation based on information supplied by R. Grig-nard.

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