1990 PF. Discovered 1990 Aug. 15 by E. W. Elst at St. Michel.

Named in memory of the great poet from the Provence, Frederic Mistral (1830-1914), whose entire life was dedicated to the restoration of the original dialect of the Langue d'Oc, the language of the 'troubadours'. In 1859 he published the poem Mir entire Provence. In 1886 he finished his Lou tresor dou felibrige, a Provencal-French dictionary. He was honored with the Nobel prize for literature {in 1904 together with J. Echegaray}. The Northern wind that blows through the Rhone valley and sweeps all the clouds from the sky bears the same name. (M 20163)

Citation prepared by Kristina Leterme at the request of the discoverer.

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