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Poet Friedrich Schiller & Asteroid (3079) Schiller
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 50° 58.794 E 011° 19.560
32U E 663275 N 5650165
Quick Description: A main belt asteroid honors one of Germany's most famous poets
Location: Thüringen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/7/2015 11:50:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMNN6N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) is considered one of the two most famous and most influential German poets. The 12 feet tall bronze Goethe-Schiller Monument in his hometown Weimar was created in 1857 by sculptor Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel. It is a pilgrimage target for literature buffs from all over the world.

(3079) Schiller is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

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