1995 BC16. Discovered 1995 Jan. 30 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the author Christoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813), a representative of the Rococo period, as well as of the German Enlightenment. Founder of modern German storytelling prose, he translated the works of Shakespeare {see planet (2985)} and other writers and paved the way to the German classical period. The complete edition of his works contains 42 volumes. From 1773 to 1810 he was editor of the journal Der Teutsche Merkur. In 1772, he was appointed educator of the young Prince Carl August at the court in Weimar {see planet (3539)}, where he was a highly respected member of Goethe's {see planet (3047)} sphere. (M 31612)

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