|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||T. Gehrels|
|Discovery site||Palomar Observatory|
|Discovery date||March 16, 1972|
|Epoch January 4, 2010|
99949 Miepgies (1972 FD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 16, 2007 by T. Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Miep Gies - a Dutch citizen who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, and who discovered and preserved Anne's diary after Anne Frank's arrest and deportation.
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