3081 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after Philipp Melanchton (1497-1560), German reformer who worked closely with Martin Luther { see planet (7100)}. At the early age of twelve, he took lectures at the University of Heidelberg. His personal synthesis of humanism and the Christian faith left a strong mark on German Protestantism, expressed in the Confessio Augustana in 1530. (M 32790)

0 0

Post a comment