Schwaben

1990 TF4. Discovered 1990 Oct. 12 by F. Börngen and L. D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.

Schwaben was a German dukedom, in 1079 passing over to the Swabian race of the Staufer. From 1138 to 1254, this race supplied the German kings and emperors. In the middle ages Schwaben was a rich trading place. Today, it is a Bavarian governmental district with its capital in Augsburg. It extends from the Allgöuer Alps and Lake Constance (Swabian Sea) to the Swabian-Franconian Alb. (M 25654) Name proposed by the first discoverer.

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