List of asteroids named after people


List of asteroids named after people

This is a list of asteroids named after people, both real and fictional.

cience

Mathematicians

*1001 Gaussia (Carl Friedrich Gauss)
*1005 Arago (François Arago)
*1006 Lagrangea (Joseph Louis Lagrange)
*1858 Lobachevskij (Nikolai Lobachevsky)
*1859 Kovalevskaya (Sofia Kovalevskaya)
*1888 Zu Chong-Zhi (Zu Chongzhi)
*1996 Adams (John Couch Adams)
*1997 Leverrier (Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier)
*2002 Euler (Leonhard Euler)
*2010 Chebyshev (Pafnuti Chebyshev)
*2587 Gardner (Martin Gardner)
*4354 Euclides (Euclid)
*4628 Laplace (Pierre-Simon Laplace)
*6765 Fibonacci (Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa)
*6143 Pythagoras (Pythagoras)
*12493 Minkowski (Hermann Minkowski)
*27500 Mandelbrot (Benoît Mandelbrot)
*29552 Chern (Shiing-Shen Chern)

Physicists

*837 Schwarzschilda (Karl Schwarzschild)
*1069 Planckia (Max Planck)
*1565 Lemaitre (Georges Lemaître)
*1979 Sakharov (Andrei Sakharov)
*2001 Einstein (Albert Einstein)
*2352 Kurchatov (Igor Kurchatov)
*3905 Doppler (Christian Doppler)
*3949 Mach (Ernst Mach)
*4065 Meinel (Aden Meinel)
*4530 Smoluchowski (Roman Smoluchowski, Polish born physicist and astrophysicist)
*5103 Diviš (Prokop Václav Diviš)
*5668 Foucault (Léon Foucault)
*7000 Curie (Maria Skłodowska-Curie)
*7279 Hagfors (Tor Hagfors)
*7495 Feynman (Richard Feynman)
*7672 Hawking (Stephen Hawking)
*8000 Isaac Newton (Isaac Newton)
*8103 Fermi (Enrico Fermi)
*10979 Fristephenson (Professor F. Richard Stephenson)
*13092 Schrödinger (Erwin Schrödinger)
*13149 Heisenberg (Werner Heisenberg)
*37582 Faraday (Michael Faraday)
*48798 Penghuanwu (Peng Huanwu)

Astronomers

*281 Lucretia (Caroline Lucretia Herschel)
*366 Vincentina (Vincenzo Cerulli)
*676 Melitta (Philibert Jacques Melotte)
*729 Watsonia (James Craig Watson)
*768 Struveana (Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve and Karl Hermann Struve)
*819 Barnardiana (Edward Emerson Barnard)
*827 Wolfiana (Max Wolf)
*834 Burnhamia (Sherburne Wesley Burnham)
*854 Frostia (Edwin Brant Frost)
*914 Palisana (Johann Palisa)
*999 Zachia (Franz Xaver, Baron von Zach)
*1000 Piazzia (Giuseppe Piazzi, discoverer of the asteroid 1 Ceres)
*1002 Olbersia (Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers)
*1004 Belopolskya (Aristarkh Belopolsky)
*1021 Flammario (Camille Flammarion)
*1024 Hale (George Ellery Hale)
*1040 Klumpkea (Dorothea Klumpke)
*1111 Reinmuthia (Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth)
*1120 Cannonia (Annie Jump Cannon)
*1123 Shapleya (Harlow Shapley)
*1129 Neujmina (Grigory Neujmin)
*1134 Kepler (Johannes Kepler)
*1241 Dysona (Sir Benjamin Watson Valle)
*1280 Baillauda (Jules Baillaud, son of the astronomer Benjamin Baillaud)
*1303 Luthera (Karl Theodor Robert Luther)
*1412 Lagrula (Joanny-Philippe Lagrula)
*1501 Baade (Walter Baade)
*1510 Charlois (Auguste Charlois)
*1529 Oterma (Liisi Oterma)
*1539 Borrelly (Alphonse Louis Nicolas Borrelly)
*1563 Noël (Emanuel Arend, son of the astronomer Sylvain Julien Victor Arend)
*1573 Väisälä (Yrjö Väisälä)
*1578 Kirkwood (Daniel Kirkwood)
*1591 Baize (Paul Baize)
*1600 Vyssotsky (Emma T. R. Williams Vyssotsky)
*1614 Goldschmidt (Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt)
*1622 Chacornac (Jean Chacornac)
*1637 Swings (Pol Swings)
*1655 Comas Solá (Josep Comas Solá)
*1686 De Sitter (Willem de Sitter)
*1677 Tycho Brahe (Tycho Brahe)
*1693 Hertzsprung (Ejnar Hertzsprung)
*1714 Sy (Frédéric Sy)
*1741 Giclas (Henry L. Giclas)
*1745 Ferguson (James Ferguson)
*1761 Edmondson (Frank K. Edmondson)
*1766 Slipher (V. M. Slipher and E. C. Slipher)
*1776 Kuiper (Gerard Kuiper)
*1778 Alfvén (Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén)
*1780 Kippes (Otto Kippes)
*1803 Zwicky (Fritz Zwicky)
*1830 Pogson (Norman Robert Pogson)
*1831 Nicholson (Seth Barnes Nicholson)
*1832 Mrkos (Antonín Mrkos)
*1846 Bengt (Bengt Strömgren)
*1850 Kohoutek (Luboš Kohoutek)
*1877 Marsden (Brian G. Marsden)
*1913 Sekanina (Zdenek Sekanina)
*1940 Whipple (Fred Lawrence Whipple)
*1983 Bok (Bart Bok)
*1995 Hajek (Tadeáš Hájek)
*1998 Titius (Johann Daniel Titius)
*1999 Hirayama (Kiyotsugu Hirayama)
*2000 Herschel (John Herschel)
*2003 Harding (Karl Ludwig Harding)
*2005 Hencke (Karl Ludwig Hencke)
*2018 Schuster (Hans-Emil Schuster)
*2074 Shoemaker (Eugene Shoemaker)
*2099 Öpik (Ernst Julius Öpik)
*2136 Jugta (Jay U. Gunter)
*2198 Ceplecha (Zdenek Ceplecha)
*2325 Chernykh (Lyudmila Ivanovna Chernykh and Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh)
*2602 Moore (Sir Patrick Moore)
*2635 Huggins (William Huggins)
*2646 Abetti (Antonio Abetti and Giorgio Abetti)
*2709 Sagan (Carl Sagan)
*2772 Dugan (Raymond Smith Dugan)
*2780 Monnig (Oscar Monnig)
*2801 Huygens (Christiaan Huygens)
*2813 Zappalà (Vincenzo Zappalà)
*2849 Shklovskij (Iosif Shklovsky|)
*2874 Jim Young (James Whitney Young)
*2875 Lagerkvist (Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist)
*2900 Luboš Perek (Luboš Perek)
*2917 Sawyer Hogg (Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg)
*2996 Bowman (Fred N. Bowman)
*3070 Aitken (Robert Grant Aitken)
*3123 Dunham (David Waring Dunham)
*3169 Ostro (Steven J. Ostro)
*3174 Alcock (George Alcock)
*3216 Harrington (Robert Sutton Harrington)
*3267 Glo (Eleanor "Glo" Helin)
*3277 Aaronson (Marc Aaronson)
*3255 Tholen (David J Tholen)
*3337 Miloš (Miloš Tichý)
*3449 Abell (George Ogden Abell)
*3467 Bernheim (Robert Burnham, Jr.)
*3487 Edgeworth (Kenneth Edgeworth)
*3549 Hapke (Bruce William Hapke)
*3673 Levy (David H. Levy)
*3722 Urata (Takeshi Urata)
*3808 Tempel (Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel)
*3847 Šindel (Jan Šindel)
*3936 Elst (Eric Walter Elst)
*3999 Aristarchus (Aristarchus of Samos)
*4037 Ikeya (Kaoru Ikeya)
*4062 Schiaparelli (Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli)
*4279 De Gasparis (Annibale de Gasparis)
*4364 Shkodrov (Vladimir Georgiev Shkodrov)
*4567 Bečvář (Antonín Bečvář)
*4593 Reipurth (Bo Reipurth, Danish astronomer)
*4790 Petrpravec (Petr Pravec)
*4866 Badillo (Jesuit astronomer and former director of the Manila Observatory, Fr. Victor L. Badillo)
*5035 Swift (Lewis Swift)
*5036 Tuttle (Horace Parnell Tuttle)
*5392 Parker (Donald C. Parker)
*5757 Tichá (Jana Tichá)
*6006 Anaximandros (Anaximander)
*6076 Plavec (Miroslav Plavec)
*6398 Timhunter (Tim Hunter)
*7291 Hyakutake (Yuji Hyakutake)
*7359 Messier (Charles Messier)
*8785 Boltwood (Paul Boltwood)
*9133 d'Arrest (Heinrich Louis d'Arrest)
*9134 Encke (Johann Franz Encke)
*9121 Stefanovalentini (Stefano Valentini, Italian amateur astronomer and computer programmer)
*9494 Donici (Nicolae Donici, Romanian astronomer)
*14124 Kamil (Kamil Hornoch)
*14120 Espenak (Fred Espenak)
*14322 Shakura (Nikolai Ivanovich Shakura)
*15395 Rükl (Antonín Rükl)
*15955 Johannesgmunden (John of Gmunden)
*18150 López Moreno (José Juan López Moreno, Spanish astronomer)
*36445 Smalley (Kyle E. Smalley)
*68730 Straizys (Vytautas Straižys, Lithuanian astronomer, the founder of Vilnius photometric system)
*72021 Yisunji (Yi, Sunji, Korean astronomer in 15th century)
*95593 Azusienis (Algimantas Ažusienis, Lithuanian astronomer)
*99503 Leewonchul (Lee, Wonchul, Korean astronomer)
*106817 Yubangtaek (Yu, Bangtaek, Korean astronomer in 13th century)

pace exploration

*Astrobiologists
**2410 Morrison (David Morrison)
**9826 Ehrenfreund (Pascale Ehrenfreund)
**12859 Marlamoore (Marla Moore)
*Planetary scientists
**2710 Veverka (Joseph Veverka)
**7231 Porco (Carolyn Porco)
**8356 Wadhwa (Meenakshi Wadhwa, meteorite analyst)
**many more
*Rocket scientists
**1590 Tsiolkovskaja (Konstantin Tsiolkovsky)
**1855 Korolev (Sergei Korolev)
**8062 Okhotsymskij (Dmitry Okhotsimsky)
**25143 Itokawa (Hideo Itokawa)
*USSR/Russian cosmonauts
**1772 Gagarin (Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space)
**1789 Dobrovolsky (Georgi Dobrovolski)
**1790 Volkov (Vladislav Volkov)
**1791 Patsayev (Viktor Patsayev)
**1836 Komarov (Vladimir Komarov)
*Apollo 11 astronauts:
**6469 Armstrong (Neil Armstrong)
**6470 Aldrin ("Buzz" Aldrin)
**6471 Collins (Michael Collins)
*STS-51-L crew members:
**3350 Scobee (Francis "Dick" Scobee)
**3351 Smith (Michael J. Smith)
**3352 McAuliffe (Christa McAuliffe)
**3353 Jarvis (Gregory Jarvis)
**3354 McNair (Ronald McNair)
**3355 Onizuka (Ellison Onizuka)
**3356 Resnik (Judith Resnik)
*STS-107 crew members:
**51823 Rickhusband (Rick D. Husband)
**51824 Mikeanderson (Michael P. Anderson)
**51825 Davidbrown (David M. Brown)
**51826 Kalpanachawla (Kalpana Chawla)
**51827 Laurelclark (Laurel B. Clark)
**51828 Ilanramon (see below)
**51829 Williemccool (William C. McCool)
*Chinese taikonauts:
**9512 Feijunlong (Fei Junlong)
**9517 Niehaisheng (Nie Haisheng)
**21064 Yangliwei (Yang Liwei)
*Other astronauts:
**2552 Remek (Vladimír Remek, Czechoslovak cosmonaut)
**22901 Ivanbella (Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut)
**51828 Ilanramon (Ilan Ramon, Israeli astronaut and an STS-107 crew member)

Other sciences

*1007 Pawlowia (Ivan Pavlov, physiologist)
*2177 Oliver (Bernard M. Oliver, research scientist)
*2496 Fernandus (Fernandus Payne, zoologist)
*2766 Leeuwenhoek (Anton van Leeuwenhoek, pioneering cell biologist)
*3069 Heyrovský (Jaroslav Heyrovský, chemist and physicist)
*3256 Daguerre (Louis Daguerre, photographic pioneer)
*3313 Mendel (Gregor Mendel, father of genetics)
*3701 Purkyně (Jan Evangelista Purkyně, fysiologist)
*3899 Wichterle (Otto Wichterle, chemist)
*4342 Freud (Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis)
*4564 Clayton (Robert Clayton, chemist)
*4565 Grossman (Lawrence Grossman, geochemist)
*7552 Sephton (Mark Sephton, geochemist)
*4716 Urey (Harold Urey, chemist)
*4798 Mercator (Gerardus Mercator, cartographer)
*4815 Anders (Robert Anders, chemist)
*5102 Benfranklin (Benjamin Franklin, scientist/philosopher/statesman)
*5697 Arrhenius (Svante Arrhenius, chemist)
*5864 Montgolfier (Montgolfier brothers, hot air balloon pioneers)
*5958 Barrande (Joachim Barrande, geologist and paleontologist)
*6032 Nobel (Alfred Nobel, chemist)
*6175 Cori (Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Theresa Cori, biochemists)
*6826 Lavoisier (Antoine Lavoisier, chemist)
*8373 Stephengould (Stephen Jay Gould, evolutionist and essayist)
*9793 Torvalds (Linus Torvalds, computer scientist)
*9882 Stallman (Richard M. Stallman, computer scientist)
*15465 Buchroeder (Richard A. Buchroeder, optical engineer)
*15565 Benjaminsteele (Benjamin Steele, biologist)
*19139 Apian (Peter Apian)
*20780 Chanyikhei (Chan Yik Hei)
*73079 Davidbaltimore (David Baltimore, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Laureate)

Politicians and monarchs

*12 Victoria (officially named after the Roman goddess of victory, but also honours Queen Victoria)
*45 Eugenia (Empress Eugénie), with its moon Petit-Prince in part for her son Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial
*216 Kleopatra (Cleopatra VII of Egypt)
*852 Wladilena (Vladimir Lenin)
*911 Agamemnon (Agamemnon)
*932 Hooveria (Herbert Hoover)
*944 Hidalgo (Miguel Hidalgo)
*1068 Nofretete (Nefertiti)
*1128 Astrid (Astrid of Sweden)
*1841 Masaryk (Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1st Czechoslovak president)
*3571 Milanštefánik (Milan Rastislav Štefánik)
*4317 Garibaldi (Giuseppe Garibaldi)
*4721 Atahualpa (Atahuallpa)
*4927 O'Connell (Daniel O'Connell)
*7117 Claudius (Emperor Claudius)
*7211 Xerxes (Xerxes)
*8740 Václav (Václav, name of several Bohemian monarchs)
*9275 Persson (Jöran Persson)
*10293 Pribina (Pribina, ruler of Nitrian Principality)
*11014 Svätopluk (Svätopluk, ruler of Great Moravia)
*11830 Jessenius (Jan Jessenius)
*16951 Carolus Quartus (Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia)
*17702 Kryštofharant (Kryštof Harant)
*20969 Samo (Samo, ruler of Samo’s Empire)
*25340 Segoves (Segoves, Celtic duke)
*44613 Rudolf (Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor, king of Bohemia and Hungary)
*53285 Mojmír (Mojmír I, ruler of Great Moravia)

War heroes and veterans

World War II heroes and veterans

*1793 Zoya (Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya)
*1907 Rudneva (Evgeniya Rudneva)
*2132 Zhukov (Georgy Zhukov)
*3348 Pokryshkin (Aleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin)
*11572 Schindler (Oskar Schindler, rescuer of 1,200 Jewish people)
*19384 Winton (Nicholas Winton, rescuer of 669 Jewish children)
*50413 Petrginz (Petr Ginz, Jewish boy who died in Auschwitz concentration camp)

Other war heroes

*1834 Palach (Jan Palach, Czech student who self-immolated in protest against Soviet occupation of his country)
*20164 Janzajíc (Jan Zajíc, Czech student who self-immolated in protest against Soviet occupation of his country)

Religion

*89 Julia (Julia of Corsica, martyr and patron saint, 5th century)
*1840 Hus (John Huss, Czech Jan Hus, religious reformer)
*5275 Zdislava (Zdislava Berka, in Czech Zdislava z Lemberka)
*7100 Martin Luther (Martin Luther)
*7256 Bonhoeffer (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
*8661 Ratzinger (Joseph Alois Ratzinger - Pope Benedict XVI)

Explorers

*54 Alexandra (Alexander von Humboldt, naturalist and explorer)
*853 Nansenia (Fridtjof Nansen, polar explorer)
*1065 Amundsenia (Roald Amundsen, polar explorer)
*2473 Heyerdahl (Thor Heyerdahl, archaeologist and writer)
*2785 Sedov (Georgy Sedov, Arctic explorer)
*3130 Hillary (Edmund Hillary, mountaineer see Tenzing, below)
*3357 Tolstikov (Yevgeny Tolstikov, polar explorer)
*4055 Magellan (Ferdinand Magellan, circumnavigator)
*6481 Tenzing (Tenzing Norgay, Sherpa see Hillary, above)
*6542 Jacquescousteau (Jacques-Yves Cousteau, marine explorer)
*8291 Bingham (Hiram Bingham III, explorer)
*15425 Welzl (Jan Welzl, Arctic explorer)

Historians

*3092 Herodotus (Herodotus)
*3097 Tacitus (Tacitus)
*4549 Burkhardt (Jacob Burkhardt)
*5946 Hrozný (Bedřich Hrozný, archaeologist, orientalist and linguist)
*6174 Polybius (Polybius)
*6304 Josephus Flavius (Josephus)
*40444 Palacký (František Palacký)

Other social scientists

*1861 Komenský (Jan Amos Komenský (Comenius), teacher of nations)
*13916 Bernolák (Anton Bernolák, linguist)
*40440 Dobrovský (Josef Dobrovský, linguist)

Philosophers

*2807 Karl Marx (Karl Marx)
*5329 Decaro (Mario De Caro)
*5450 Sokrates (Socrates)
*5451 Plato (Plato)
*6001 Thales (Thales)
*6123 Aristoteles (Aristotle)
*7009 Hume (David Hume)
*7010 Locke (John Locke)
*7012 Hobbes (Thomas Hobbes)
*7014 Nietzsche (Friedrich Nietzsche)
*7015 Schopenhauer (Arthur Schopenhauer)
*8318 Averroes (Averroes or Ibn Rushd)

The Arts

Literature

General authors

*1931 Čapek (Karel Čapek)
*2681 Ostrovskij (Nikolai Ostrovsky)
*3047 Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
*3412 Kafka (Franz Kafka)
*4112 Hrabal (Bohumil Hrabal)
*5418 Joyce (James Joyce)
*5535 Annefrank (Anne Frank)
*5666 Rabelais (François Rabelais)
*5676 Voltaire (Voltaire)
*6984 Lewiscarroll (Lewis Carroll or Charles Dodgson)
*7328 Casanova (Giacomo Casanova)
*8315 Bajin (Bajin)
*8379 Straczynski (J. Michael Straczynski)
*8382 Mann (brothers Heinrich Mann and Thomas Mann)
*13406 Sekora (Ondřej Sekora)
*26314 Škvorecký (Josef Škvorecký)
*40106 Erben (Karel Jaromír Erben)
*44597 Thoreau (Henry David Thoreau)

Novelists

*2362 Mark Twain (Mark Twain)
*2578 Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
*2625 Jack London (Jack London)
*2675 Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien)
*3453 Dostoevsky (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
*3628 Božněmcová (Božena Němcová)
*3836 Lem (Stanisław Lem)
*4124 Herriot (James Herriot)
*4266 Waltari (Mika Waltari)
*4370 Dickens (Charles Dickens)
*4474 Proust (Marcel Proust)
*4923 Clarke (Arthur C. Clarke)
*5020 Asimov (Isaac Asimov)
*6223 Dahl (Roald Dahl)
*6371 Heinlein (Robert A. Heinlein)
*6440 Ransome (Arthur Ransome)
*7016 Conandoyle (Arthur Conan Doyle)
*7232 Nabokov (Vladimir Nabokov)
*7390 Kundera (Milan Kundera)
*7644 Cslewis (C. S. Lewis)
*10251 Mulisch (Harry Mulisch)
*10733 Georgesand (George Sand)
*10930 Jinyong (Jinyong)
*11020 Orwell (George Orwell)
*11379 Flaubert (Gustave Flaubert)
*17776 Troska (J. M. Troska)
*25399 Vonnegut (Kurt Vonnegut)
*25924 Douglasadams (Douglas Adams)
*77185 Cherryh (C. J. Cherryh)

Poets

*1875 Neruda (Jan Neruda)
*2106 Hugo (Victor Hugo)
*2208 Pushkin (Aleksandr Pushkin)
*2222 Lermontov (Mikhail Lermontov)
*2604 Marshak (Samuil Marshak)
*3067 Akhmatova (Anna Akhmatova)
*4110 Keats (John Keats)
*4369 Seifert (Jaroslav Seifert)
*4635 Rimbaud (Arthur Rimbaud)
*7855 Tagore (Rabindranath Tagore)
*9495 Eminescu (Mihai Eminescu)
*18624 Prévert (Jacques Prévert)
*59830 Reynek (Bohuslav Reynek)

Playwrights

*2930 Euripides (Euripides)
*2985 Shakespeare (William Shakespeare)
*2921 Sophocles (Sophocles)
*2934 Aristophanes (Aristophanes)
*3046 Molière (Molière, French playwright)
*3079 Schiller (Friedrich Schiller, German playwright)
*5696 Ibsen (Henrik Ibsen)

atirists

*2734 Hašek (Jaroslav Hašek)
*3244 Petronius (Petronius)
*15017 Cuppy (Will Cuppy)

Translators

*4049 Noragal' (Nora Gal, Russian translator)

Visual arts

*2730 Barks (Carl Barks, cartoonist)
*3001 Michelangelo (Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter and sculptor)
*3246 Bidstrup (Herluf Bidstrup, caricaturist)
*3566 Levitan (Isaac Levitan, painter)
*4511 Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn, painter)
*4671 Drtikol (František Drtikol, photographer)
*4691 Toyen, (Toyen), painter and graphic artist)
*5055 Opekushin (Alexander Opekushin, sculptor)
*5122 Mucha (Alfons Mucha, painter and graphic artist)
*5363 Kupka (František Kupka, painter and graphic artist)
*5800 Pollock (Jackson Pollock, painter)
*6056 Donatello (Donatello, painter)
*6592 Goya (Francisco Goya, painter)
*6674 Cézanne (Paul Cézanne, painter)
*6676 Monet (Claude Monet, painter)
*6677 Renoir (Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painter)
*6701 Warhol (Andy Warhol, artist)
*6768 Mathiasbraun (Mathias Braun, also known as Matyáš Braun, sculptor and carver)
*6769 Brokoff (Johann Brokoff, also known as Jan Brokoff, sculptor and carver)
*7701 Zrzavý (Jan Zrzavý, painter)
*7867 Burian (Zdeněk Burian, painter and book illustrator)
*8236 Gainsborough (Thomas Gainsborough, landscape and portrait artist)
*8237 Constable (John Constable, painter)
*8240 Matisse (Henri Matisse, painter)
*14976 Josefčapek (Josef Čapek, painter and writer)
*17625 Joseflada (Josef Lada, painter)
*17806 Adolfborn (Adolf Born, painter)
*20364 Zdeněkmiler (Zdeněk Miler, animator and illustrator)
*29490 Myslbek (Josef Václav Myslbek, sculptor)
*46280 Hollar (Václav Hollar, graphic artist and painter)
*98127 Vilgusová (Hedvika Vilgusová, painter and illustrator of books for children)

Architects

*5318 Dientzenhofer (Dientzenhofer family or architects, like Christoph Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer)
*6055 Brunelleschi (Filippo Brunelleschi)
*6266 Letzel (Jan Letzel)
*6550 Parléř (Peter Parler, _cs. Petr Parléř)
*19129 Loos (Adolf Loos)
*35233 Krčín (Jakub Krčín)

Classical music

Composers

*1034 Mozartia (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
*1059 Mussorgskia (Modest Mussorgsky)
*1405 Sibelius (Jean Sibelius)
*1814 Bach (member of Bach family, probably Johann Sebastian Bach)
*1815 Beethoven (Ludwig van Beethoven)
*1818 Brahms (Johannes Brahms)
*2047 Smetana (Bedřich Smetana)
*2055 Dvořák (Antonín Dvořák)
*2073 Janáček (Leoš Janáček)
*2205 Glinka (Mikhail Glinka)
*2266 Tchaikovsky (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
*2420 Čiurlionis (Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis)
*2523 Ryba (Jakub Jan Ryba)
*2669 Shostakovich (Dmitri Shostakovich)
*3081 Martinůboh (Bohuslav Martinů)
*3159 Prokof'ev (Sergei Prokofiev)
*3590 Holst (Gustav Holst)
*3592 Nedbal (Oskar Nedbal)
*3784 Chopin (Frédéric Chopin)
*3826 Handel (George Frideric Handel)
*3917 Franz Schubert (Franz Schubert)
*3941 Haydn (Joseph Haydn)
*3954 Mendelssohn (Felix Mendelssohn)
*3955 Bruckner (Anton Bruckner)
*3975 Verdi (Giuseppe Verdi)
*3992 Wagner (Richard Wagner)
*4003 Schumann (probably Robert Schumann)
*4040 Purcell (Henry Purcell)
*4079 Britten (Benjamin Britten)
*4132 Bartók (Béla Bartók)
*4134 Schütz (Heinrich Schütz)
*4330 Vivaldi (Antonio Vivaldi)
*4345 Rachmaninoff (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
*4382 Stravinsky (Igor Stravinsky)
*4406 Mahler (Gustav Mahler)
*4492 Debussy (Claude Debussy)
*4515 Khrennikov (Tikhon Khrennikov)
*4527 Schoenberg (Arnold Schoenberg)
*4528 Berg (Alban Berg)
*4529 Webern (Anton Webern)
*4532 Copland (Aaron Copland)
*4534 Rimskij-Korsakov (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
*4546 Franck (César Franck)
*4559 Strauss (Johann Strauss family or Richard Strauss)
*4579 Puccini (Giacomo Puccini)
*4625 Shchedrin (Rodion Shchedrin)
*4727 Ravel (Maurice Ravel)
*4734 Rameau (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
*4802 Khatchaturian (Aram Khatchaturian)
*4818 Elgar (Edward Elgar)
*4850 Palestrina (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
*4972 Pachelbel (Johann Pachelbel)
*5004 Bruch (Max Bruch)
*5063 Monteverdi (Claudio Monteverdi)
*5157 Hindemith (Paul Hindemith)
*5177 Hugowolf (Hugo Wolf)
*5210 Saint-Saëns (Camille Saint-Saëns)
*6480 Scarlatti (Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti)
*6549 Skryabin (Alexander Scriabin)
*6777 Balakirev (Mily Balakirev)
*6780 Borodin (Alexander Borodin)
*6798 Couperin (François Couperin)
*7622 Pergolesi (Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)
*7624 Gluck (Christoph Willibald Gluck)
*7625 Louisspohr (Louis Spohr)
*7903 Albinoni (Tomaso Albinoni)
*8181 Rossini (Gioacchino Rossini)
*8249 Gershwin (George Gershwin)
*8877 Rentaro (Taki Rentaro)
*9438 Satie (Erik Satie)
*9493 Enescu (George Enescu)
*9912 Donizetti (Gaetano Donizetti)
*9913 Humperdinck (Engelbert Humperdinck)
*10055 Silcher (Friedrich Silcher)
*10116 Robertfranz (Robert Franz)
*10820 Offenbach (Jacques Offenbach)
*10875 Veracini (Francesco Maria Veracini)
*11050 Messiaen (Olivier Messiaen)
*11289 Frescobaldi (Girolamo Frescobaldi)
*11530 d'Indy (Vincent d'Indy)
*11899 Weill (Kurt Weill)
*15808 Zelter (Carl Friedrich Zelter)
*16590 Brunowalter (Bruno Walter, composer and conductor)
*17509 Ikumadan (Ikuma Dan)
*53159 Mysliveček (Josef Mysliveček)
*69288 Berlioz (Hector Berlioz)

Others

*5203 Pavarotti (Luciano Pavarotti, opera singer)
*5230 Asahina (Takashi Asahina, conductor)
*6583 Destinn (Ema Destinnová, also known as Emmy Destinn, opera singer)
*11201 Talich (Václav Talich, conductor)
*18460 Pecková (Dagmar Pecková, opera singer)
*21801 Ančerl (Karel Ančerl, conductor)
*21804 Václavneumann (Václav Neumann, conductor)
*36226 Mackerras (Charles Mackerras, conductor)

Entertainment

Popular music

*1889 Pakhmutova (Aleksandra Pakhmutova, composer)
*2620 Santana (Carlos Santana, musician)
*2644 Victor Jara (Víctor Jara, musician)
*3834 Zappafrank (Frank Zappa, musician)
*The Beatles members:
**4147 Lennon (John Lennon)
**4148 McCartney (Paul McCartney)
**4149 Harrison (George Harrison)
**4150 Starr (Ringo Starr)
*4305 Clapton (Eric Clapton, musician)
*4422 Jarre (Maurice Jarre and Jean Michel Jarre, French composers)
*4442 Garcia (Jerry Garcia, musician)
*5656 Oldfield (Mike Oldfield, composer)
*5945 Roachapproach (Steve Roach, musician)
*6354 Vangelis (Vangelis Papathanassiou, composer)
*6433 Enya (Enya, musician)
*7226 Kryl (Karel Kryl, musician)
*7707 Yes (Yes, band)
*7934 Sinatra (Frank Sinatra, vocalist)
*8249 Gershwin (George Gershwin, composer)
*9179 Satchmo (Louis Armstrong, musician)
*10313 Vanessa-Mae (Vanessa-Mae, musician)
*14024 Procol Harum (Procol Harum, band)
*15092 Beegees (Bee Gees, band)
*16155 Buddy (Buddy Holly, musician)
*17059 Elvis (Elvis Presley, musician)
*18132 Spector (Phil Spector, musician)
*18125 Brianwilson (Brian Wilson, musician)
*19367 Pink Floyd (Pink Floyd, band)
*19383 Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones, band)
*23990 Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen, musician)
*44016 Jimmypage (Jimmy Page, musician)
*79896 Billhaley (Bill Haley, musician)
*110393 Rammstein (Rammstein, band)

Film, TV and Theatre

*2374 Vladvysotskij, (Vladimir Vysotsky, singer, poet, writer, movie and theatre actor)
*2816 Pien, (Armand Pien (1920-2003), Belgian TV weatherman)
*3252 Johnny (Johnny Carson, Talk Show Host)
*3998 Tezuka (Osamu Tezuka, pioneering Japanese comic artist and animator)
*4238 Audrey (Audrey Hepburn, actress)
*4535 Adamcarolla (Adam Carolla, comedian, television and radio host)
*4536 Drewpinsky (Drew Pinsky, television and radio host, actor)
*4659 Roddenberry (Gene Roddenberry, "Star Trek" creator)
*5608 Olmos (Edward James Olmos, actor)
*6318 Cronkite (Walter Cronkite, TV newsreader)
*6377 Cagney (James Cagney, actor)
*6546 Kaye (Danny Kaye, actor and comedian)
*7032 Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock, film director)
*7037 Davidlean (David Lean, film director)
*7307 Takei (George Takei, actor)
*8299 Téaleoni (Téa Leoni, actress)
*8353 Megryan (Meg Ryan, actress
*8883 Miyazakihayao (Hayao Miyazaki, animator)
*9341 Gracekelly (Grace Kelly, actress)
*9342 Carygrant (Cary Grant, actor)
*Monty Python members:
**9617 Grahamchapman (Graham Chapman)
**9618 Johncleese (John Cleese)
**9619 Terrygilliam (Terry Gilliam)
**9620 Ericidle (Eric Idle)
**9621 Michaelpalin (Michael Palin)
**9622 Terryjones (Terry Jones)
*10221 Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick)
*10378 Ingmarbergman (Ingmar Bergman, film director)
*11333 Forman (Miloš Forman, film director)
*11548 Jerrylewis (Jerry Lewis, comedian and actor)
*13070 Seanconnery (Sean Connery, actor)
*17744 Jodiefoster (Jodie Foster, actress)
*19291 Karelzeman (Karel Zeman, film director)
*19578 Kirkdouglas (Kirk Douglas, actor)
*26733 Nanavisitor (Nana Visitor, actress)
*26858 Misterrogers (Fred Rogers, US children's television host)
*38461 Jiřítrnka (Jiří Trnka, puppet maker and puppet-film director)
*68410 Nichols (Nichelle Nichols, actress)
*71000 Hughdowns (Hugh Downs, Television and radio anchorman)
*116939 Jonstewart (Jon Stewart, comedian and TV host)

ports

*1740 Nurmi (Paavo Nurmi, Olympic medalist)
*3027 Shavarsh (Shavarsh Karapetyan, finswimmer)
*5891 Gehrig (Lou Gehrig, baseball player)
*5910 Zátopek (Emil Zátopek, long-distance runner, Olympic medalist)
*6758 Jesseowens (Jesse Owens, athlete)
*7835 Myroncope (Myron Cope, sportscaster and journalist)
*8217 Dominikhašek (Dominik Hašek, ice hockey player, Olympic medalist)
*9224 Železný (Jan Železný, javelin thrower, Olympic medalist)
*10634 Pepibican (Josef Bican, called “Pepi“, football player)
*10675 Kharlamov (Valery Kharlamov, hockey player)
*12373 Lancearmstrong (Lance Armstrong, cyclist)
*12414 Bure (Pavel Bure, ice hockey player)
*26986 Čáslavská (Věra Čáslavská, gymnast, Olympic medalist)
*82656 Puskás (Ferenc Puskás, football player)
*128036 Rafaelnadal (Rafael Nadal Parera, tennis player and Olympic Gold medalist)

Other entertainers

*3163 Randi (James Randi, magician and skeptic)

Others

*83 Beatrix (Beatrice Portinari, immortalized in Dante's "Divine Comedy")
*1038 Tuckia (Edward Tuck, philanthropist)
*1462 Zamenhof (L. L. Zamenhof, father of Esperanto)
*3018 Godiva (Lady Godiva)
*3044 Saltykov (Nikita Saltykov, Russian vegetable grower, one of the discoverers' grandfathers)
*3147 Samantha (Samantha Smith, peace activist)
*4318 Baťa (Tomáš Baťa, founder of the Bata shoe company)
*4487 Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
*4987 Flamsteed (Ethelwin ("Win") Frances Flamsteed Moffatt, a direct descendant of the brother of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal of England)
*6282 Edwelda (Edwin L. Aguirre and Imelda B. Joson, Filipino editors of the Sky & Telescope)
*7166 Kennedy (Malcolm Kennedy, secretary of the Astronomical Society of Glasgow)
*11697 Estrella (Allan Noriel Estrella, Filipino high school student and 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner)
*12088 Macalintal (Jeric Valles Macalintal, Filipino high school student and 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner)
*12522 Rara (Prem Vilas Fortran Rara, Filipino high school student and 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner)
*13241 Biyo (Josette Biyo, Filipino high school teacher and 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner)
*69275 Wiesenthal (Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter)

Fictional characters

Characters in classic fiction

*92 Undina (Undine, heroine of the novella "Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué)
*264 Libussa (Libuše, mythical Bohemian prophetess)
*2041 Lancelot (Arthurian knight)
*2082 Galahad (Arthurian knight)
*2483 Guinevere (Guinevere, King Arthur's queen)
*2597 Arthur (King Arthur, legendary king of England)
*2598 Merlin (Merlin, wizard who helped King Arthur)
*3102 Krok (Krok, mythical Bohemian duke, father of Libuše, Kazi and Teta)
*3552 Don Quixote (Don Quixote, hero of the novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes)
*5797 Bivoj (Bivoj, mythical Bohemian hero)
*7695 Přemysl (Přemysl the Ploughman, mythical founder of the Přemyslid dynasty)
*9551 Kazi (Kazi, Bohemian mythical female healer)
*10764 Rübezahl (Rübezahl, Czech Krakonoš, giant ruler of the Giant Mountains)
*15374 Teta (Teta, mythical Bohemian prophetess)

Characters in modern fiction

*1683 Castafiore (the diva in Hergé's "The Adventures of Tintin")
*2309 Mr. Spock (Mr. Spock, the famous Vulcan, by way of the discoverer's cat)
*2521 Heidi (title character in Johanna Spyri's well-known book "Heidi")
*4512 Sinuhe (title hero of "The Egyptian" by Mika Waltari)
*Characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle:
**5048 Moriarty (Professor Moriarty, archenemy of Sherlock Holmes)
**5049 Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes, detective)
**5050 Doctorwatson (Doctor Watson, sidekick of Sherlock Holmes)
*Characters created by Lewis Carroll in "Alice in Wonderland":
**6042 Cheshirecat (the Cheshire cat)
**6735 Madhatter (the Mad Hatter)
**6736 Marchare (the March Hare)
*Fabulous beasts described or mentioned by Lewis Carroll in "Jabberwocky":
**7470 Jabberwock (the Jabberwock)
*7796 Járacimrman (Jára Cimrman, a fictional Czech genius)
*7896 Švejk (Josef Švejk, the good soldier)
*9007 James Bond (James Bond, fictional spy created by Ian Fleming)
*12448 Mr. Tompkins (Mr. Tompkins, hero of science books by George Gamow)
*18610 Arthurdent (Arthur Dent, hapless protagonist in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series)
*20496 Jeník (Jeník, hero of Bedřich Smetana’s opera Bartered Bride)
*20497 Mařenka (Mařenka, hero of Bedřich Smetana’s opera Bartered Bride)
*29401 Asterix (Asterix, famous comic strip character by Goscinny and Uderzo)
*29402 Obelix (Obélix, famous comic strip character by Goscinny and Uderzo)
*29471 Spejbl (Spejbl, popular puppet character created by Josef Skupa)
*29472 Hurvínek (Hurvínek, son of Spejbl, popular puppet character created by Josef Skupa)
*33377 Večerníček (Večerníček, animated character inviting Czech children to watch evening TV fairytale)
*Petit-Prince, moon of 45 Eugenia (The Little Prince, hero of book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

References

*Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Tribute to the Crew of Columbia." http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/2003/columbia-tribute.cfm (accessed 17 May 2004).
*Kleť Observatory. "Kleť numbered minor planets" (9 May 2004). http://www.klet.org/names/ (accessed 12 May 2004).
*Minor Planet Center. "Minor Planet Names: Alphabetical List" (6 May 2004). http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/lists/MPNames.html (accessed 13 May 2004).
*Schmadel, Lutz D. "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names" (2nd ed.). Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993.

ee also

*List of asteroids
*List of noteworthy asteroids
*List of asteroids named after places
*Meanings of asteroid names


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