Steiermark

1989 AF7. Discovered 1989 Jan. 10 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the Austrian province, also known as Styria, and the capital of which is Graz {see planet (2806)}. The territory was colonized by the Illyrians and then by the Celts. Later it was part of the Roman provinces of Noricum and Pannonia. The writer Peter Rosegger (1843-1918) and the conductor Karl Bohm (1894-1981) were born in Styria. The white Lippizaner horses of the Spanish Court riding school in Vienna are bred in this region. (M 25979)

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