Ulrike

Discovered 1917 Sept. 23 by S. I. Belyavskij at Simeis. Independently discovered 1917 Sept. 26 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named presumably in honor of Ulrike von Levet-zow (1804-1899). The eminent German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe {see planet (3047)} met Ulrike during summertime 1821-1823 in Marienbad, Bohemia. Goethe proposed to her but she denied his offer of marriage. His grief found an expression in the famous Marienbader Elegie (1823). (A. N. Deutsch; LDS)

This interpretation seems very likely in view of the fact that the discoverer studied in Göottingen, Germany, and was an expert in German literature.

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