Dirk Klinkenberg

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Dutchman Dirk Klinkenberg (15 November 1709, Haarlem – 3 March 1799, The Hague) was secretary of the Dutch government for 40 years. He was also known as a mathematician and amateur astronomer.[1]

Klinkenberg, along with Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux, discovered the Great Comet of 1744 (aka C/1743 X1), as well as comets C/1748 K1 and C/1762 K1.

Asteroid 10427 Klinkenberg, named after him, was discovered on September 24, 1960 by husband and wife team Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Fabio Zugno: Dirk Klinkenberg (November 15, 1709 - May 3, 1799).

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