Meanings of minor planet names: 7001–7500

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
7001 Noether 1955 EH Emmy Noether, German-born American mathematician
7002 Bronshten 1971 OV Vitalii Aleksandrovich Bronshten, Russian meteor researcher
7003 Zoyamironova 1976 SZ9 Zoya Sergeevna Mironova, Russian physician, specialist in sports medicine and trauma specialist to the Russian cosmonauts
7004 Markthiemens 1979 OB9 Mark H. Thiemens, American chemist and areologist
7005 Henninghaack 1981 ET25 Henning Haack, Danish curator of meteorites at the Geologisk Museum (Geological Museum) of the København Universitet (University of Copenhagen)
7006 Folco 1981 ER31 Luigi Folco, Italian curator of meteorites at the Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide "Felice Ippolito" (National Museum of Antarctica) of the Universities of Genova, Siena and Trieste
7007 Timjull 1981 EK34 A. J. Timothy Jull, American meteoriticist, editor of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science
7008 Pavlov 1985 QH5 Nikolaj Nikiforovich Pavlov, Russian astronomer
7009 Hume 1987 QU1 David Hume, British philosopher
7010 Locke 1987 QH3 John Locke, British philosopher
7011 Worley 1987 SK1 Charles Edmund Worley, American astronomer [4]
7012 Hobbes 1988 CH2 Thomas Hobbes, British political philosopher
7014 Nietzsche 1989 GT4 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher
7015 Schopenhauer 1990 QC8 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
7016 Conandoyle 1991 YG Educated as a physician, Scots-born Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) became famous for his Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the detective-story genre. His other best-known works include A Study in Scarlet (1886), The Lost World (1912) and The Poison Belt (1913).
7017 Uradowan 1992 CE2 Urado Bay, Kochi, Japan.
7019 Tagayuichan 1992 EM1 Tagayuichan, a little girl dressed as a shrine maiden, is the official mascot of Taga Town in Shiga Prefecture.
7020 Yourcenar 1992 GR2 Marguerite Yourcenar, pseudonym of French-Belgian-American writer Marguerite de Crayencour
7021 Tomiokamachi 1992 JN1 Tomiokamachi, a town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.
7023 Heiankyo 1992 KE Heiankyo, meaning `Peaceful Capital', is another name of Kyoto.
7027 Toshihanda 1993 XT Toshihiro Handa (born 1959), a research associate at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo.
7028 Tachikawa 1993 XC1 Tachikawa, a suburban city west of Tokyo.
7030 Colombini 1993 YU *
7031 Kazumiyoshioka 1994 UU Kazumi Yoshioka (born 1953), an amateur astronomer who has published articles on astrophotography since 1988.
7032 Hitchcock 1994 VC2 Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (1899-1980), a British-born American movie director and producer.
7035 Gomi 1995 BD3 Kazuaki Gomi (born 1911), amateur astronomer and long-time observer of variable stars.
7036 Kentarohirata 1995 BH3 Kentaro Hirata, an amateur astronomer in Yanagawa city.
7037 Davidlean 1995 BK3 David Lean (1908-1991), British film director.
7039 Yamagata 1996 GO2 -
7040 Harwood 2642 P-L Ronald Harwood, South African-born British actor, writer and producer*
7041 Nantucket 4081 P-L Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA*
7042 Carver 1933 FE1 George Washington Carver (1860–1943), credited by many as the first black American scientist.
7043 Godart 1934 RB Odon Godart (1913-1996), Belgian mathematician.
7046 Reshetnev 1977 QG2 Mikhail Fedorovich Reshetnev (1924-1996), an authority on theoretical and applied mechanics.
7047 Lundström 1978 RZ9 Magnus Lundström, Swedish astronomer
7048 Chaussidon 1981 EH34 Marc Chaussidon, French geochemist
7049 Meibom 1981 UV21 Anders Meibom, Danish meteoriticist
7051 Sean 1985 JY Sean Colin Woodard, oldest grandson of the discoverers
7054 Brehm 1989 GL8 Christian Ludwig Brehm (1787–1864) and Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829–1884), father and son, are two Thuringian naturalists.
7056 Kierkegaard 1989 SE2 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish religious philosopher
7061 Pieri 1991 PE1 David Pieri, American planetary geologist and volcanologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
7062 Meslier 1991 PY5 Jean Meslier, French priest and philosopher
7064 Montesquieu 1992 OC5 Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, French political thinker
7066 Nessus 1993 HA2 Nessus, mythological Greek centaur*
7067 Kiyose 1993 XE Kiyose City, a western suburb of Tokyo.
7068 Minowa 1994 WD1 *
7072 Beijingdaxue 1996 CB8 University of Beijing*
7073 Rudbelia 1972 RU1 Ol'ga Ivanovna Belyaeva (née Rudneva) is a teacher of English at the Moscow College and Institute of Economics, Politics and Law.
7074 Muckea 1977 RD3 Hermann Mucke, (b. 1935), director of the Urania Sternwarte and planetarium in Vienna.
7075 Sadovnichij 1979 SN4 Viktor Sadovnichiy, Russian mathematician, Rector of the Moscow State University
7077 Shermanschultz 1982 VZ Sherman Schultz, American astronomy teacher at Macalester College for over 30 years, and who made many contributions to amateur telescope making
7078 Unojönsson 1985 UH3 Uno Jönsson, Swedish astronomer, author and friend of the discoverer
7079 Baghdad 1986 RR Baghdad was founded near one of the foremost cities of old Mesopotamia by the Arab Abbasid dynasty in the eighth century. Its beauty has inspired many poets and musicians, and it is still well known from stories such as Thousand and One Nights.
7081 Ludibunda 1987 QF7 From the Latin ludibundus, meaning "merry or joyful", Ludibunda is a frolicsome, playful woman, on the same pilgrimage as (6620) Peregrina, but of strongly contrasting temper.
7082 La Serena 1987 YL1 La Serena, Chile, a beautiful small city near the Pacific, about 600 km north of Santiago de Chile.
7083 Kant 1989 CL3 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher
7086 Bopp 1991 TA1 Thomas Bopp, American amateur astronomer*
7087 Lewotsky 1991 TG4 Kristin Lewotsky, American optical engineer, editorial director of SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers)*
7088 Ishtar 1992 AA Ishtar, Akkadian goddess*
7092 Cadmus 1992 LC Cadmus, Greek mythological figure*
7093 Jonleake 1992 OT Jonathan Richard Leake, British journalist, Science and Environment Editor for The Sunday Times
7094 Godaisan 1992 RJ Godaisan, mountain in Kochi, Japan.
7095 Lamettrie 1992 SB22 Julien Offray de La Mettrie, French medical doctor and philosopher
7096 Napier 1992 VM John Napier, Scottish mathematician*
7097 Yatsuka 1993 TF Yatsuka, the first discoverer's home town, in the eastern part of Shimane prefecture, known for its production of ginseng and peonies.
7098 Réaumur 1993 TK39 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757), a French scientist and important entomologist.
7099 Feuerbach 1996 HX25 Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, German philosopher and moralist
7100 Martin Luther 1360 T-2 Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian and religious reformer.
7101 Haritina 1930 UX Ioana Haritina Mogosanu (b. 1973), populariser of astronomy and planetarium presenter at the Carter Observatory in New Zealand.
7102 Neilbone 1936 NB Neil Bone, Scottish amateur astronomer, author and broadcaster
7104 Manyousyu 1977 DU Manyousyu, earliest collection of Japanese poetry*
7105 Yousyozan 1977 DB1 *
7106 Kondakov 1978 PM3 *
7107 Peiser 1980 PB1 Benny Josef Peiser, British social anthropologist
7108 Nefedov 1981 RM3 *
7109 Heine 1983 RT4 Either Eduard Heine, German mathematician, or Heinrich Heine, German poet*
7110 Johnpearse 1983 XH1 John Marshall Pearse, Australian mechanical technician at the Perth Observatory (1981–2006)
7112 Ghislaine 1986 GV Ghislaine Crozaz, Belgian meteoriticist*
7113 Ostapbender 1986 SD2 *
7114 Weinek 1986 WN7 Ladislaus Weinek, Czech astronomer
7115 Franciscuszeno 1986 WO7 Franciscus Zeno, Czech astronomer, palaeontologist and professor of mathematics
7116 Mentall 1986 XX E. Talmadge Mentall, American astronomical atlas illustrator
7117 Claudius 1988 CA1 Matthias Claudius, German writer[5]
7118 Kuklov 1988 VD5 Kuklov, village in Czech Republic
7119 Hiera 1989 AV2 Hiera, mythical person related to Trojan War
7120 Davidgavine 1989 AD3 David Myles Gavine, a Scottish astronomy historian.
7121 Busch 1989 AL7 Matthias Busch, German amateur astronomer*
7122 Iwasaki 1989 EN2 *
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 Tom Glinos, Canadian astronomer
7125 Eitarodate 1991 CN1 Eitaro Date, Japanese amateur astronomer*
7126 Cureau 1991 GJ4 Marin Cureau de la Chambre, French medical doctor and scientist
7127 Stifter 1991 RD3 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian poet and novelist*
7128 Misawa 1991 SM1 *
7130 Klepper 1992 HR4 *
7131 Longtom 1992 YL *
7132 Casulli 1993 SE *
7133 Kasahara 1993 TX1 *
7134 Ikeuchisatoru 1993 UY *
7137 Ageo 1994 AQ1 *
7139 Tsubokawa 1994 CV2 Ietsune Tsubokawa, Japanese astronomer*
7140 Osaki 1994 EE1 *
7141 Bettarini 1994 EZ1 *
7142 Spinoza 1994 PC19 Baruch Spinoza (Benedict de Spinoza), Dutch-Jewish philosopher
7143 Haramura 1995 WU41 *
7144 Dossobuono 1996 KQ Dossobuono, Italy*
7145 Linzexu 1996 LO Lin Zexu, Chinese scholar and official during the Qing dynasty*
7146 Konradin 3034 P-L Konradin Ferrari d'Occhieppo, Austrian astronomer*
7147 Feijth 4015 P-L Henk Feijth, Dutch amateur astronomer
7148 Reinholdbien 1047 T-1 Reinhold Bien, German astronomer*
7149 Bernie 3220 T-3 *
7152 Euneus 1973 SH1 Euneus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
7153 Vladzakharov 1975 XP3 Vladimir Zakharov, Russian physicist*
7157 Lofgren 1981 EC8 Gary E. Lofgren, American planetary scientist and curator of lunar materials at NASA's Johnson Space Center
7158 IRTF 1981 ES8 The 3-m NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF)
7159 Bobjoseph 1981 EN17 Robert D. Joseph, American astronomer
7160 Tokunaga 1981 UQ29 Alan T. Tokunaga, American astronomer
7161 Golitsyn 1982 UY10 Georgii Sergeevich Golitsyn, Russian astronomer, specialising in the physics of planetary atmospheres*
7162 Sidwell 1982 VB1 *
7164 Babadzhanov 1984 ET Pulat Babadzhanovich Babadzhanov, Tajik astronomer*
7165 Pendleton 1985 RH Yvonne Jean Pendleton, American astronomer or Geoffrey Nelson Pendleton, American astronomer*
7166 Kennedy 1985 TR Malcolm Kennedy (1944–1997), Secretary of the Astronomical Society of Glasgow
7167 Laupheim 1985 TD3 Volkssternwarte Laupheim (Laupheim Public Observatory)
7169 Linda 1986 TK1 *
7170 Livesey 1987 MK Ron Livesey, Scottish amateur astronomer
7171 Arthurkraus 1988 AT1 Baron Artur Kraus, Czech astronomy benefactor and popularizer
7172 Multatuli 1988 DE2 Multatuli, pseudonym of Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker
7173 Sepkoski 1988 PL1 J. John Sepkoski Jr., American palaeontologist
7174 Semois 1988 SQ Semois river, in Wallonia, flowing from Luxembourg and the Ardennes into the river Meuse
7176 Kuniji 1989 XH *
7178 Ikuookamoto 1990 VA3 *
7179 Gassendi 1991 GQ6 Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher and scientist
7182 Robinvaughan 1991 RV1 Robin M. Vaughan, American engineer, who worked for the Voyager 2, Galileo, Cassini–Huygens and Mars Pathfinder missions and was lead guidance and control system engineer for the MESSENGER spacecraft
7186 Tomioka 1991 YF *
7187 Isobe 1992 BW *
7188 Yoshii 1992 SF1 *
7189 Kuniko 1992 SX12 *
7192 Cieletespace 1993 RY1 Ciel et espace (Sky and Space), French astronomy magazine*
7193 Yamaoka 1993 SE2 *
7195 Danboice 1994 AJ Daniel Craig Boice, American astronomer*
7196 Baroni 1994 BF Sandra Baroni, Italian amateur astronomer and AAVSO member
7197 Pieroangela 1994 BH Piero Angela, Italian science writer*
7198 Montelupo 1994 BJ Osservatorio di Montelupo*
7199 Brianza 1994 FR The Brianza area of Lombardy, and the Gruppo Astrofili Brianza (Brianza Astrophile Group), to which the discoverers belong
7201 Kuritariku 1994 UF1 A broadcaster with KOFU-FM, Hiroe Kurimoto (b. 1961), whose radio name is Kuritariku, is an active participant in the Star Week program sponsored each August by the National Astronomical Observatory.
7203 Sigeki 1995 DG2 Sigeki Horiuchi (b. 1949), a factory manager in the town of Shimosuwa, Nagano prefecture.
7204 Ondřejov 1995 GH Ondřejov, Czech Republic, 35 km SE of Prague and where the Ondřejov Observatory, the country's oldest active observatory, is located
7205 Sadanori 1995 YE1 Sadanori Okamura, president of IAU Commission 28 since 2000
7206 Shiki 1996 QT *
7207 Hammurabi 2133 P-L Hammurabi, King of Babylon*
7208 Ashurbanipal 2645 P-L Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria*
7209 Cyrus 3523 P-L Cyrus II of Persia*
7210 Darius 6555 P-L Darius I of Persia*
7211 Xerxes 1240 T-1 Xerxes I of Persia*
7212 Artaxerxes 2155 T-2 Artaxerxes II of Persia*
7213 Conae 1967 KB CONAE, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (Argentinian "National Committee for Space Activities")
7214 Anticlus 1973 SM1 Anticlus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
7215 Gerhard 1977 FS Gerhard Bachmann (1931–1996), head of administration at the organization from 1972 to 1996.
7216 Ishkov 1977 QQ2 Vitalij Nikitich Ishkov, astrophysicist at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation in Moscow.
7217 Dacke 1979 QX3 Nils Dacke, Swedish leader of the peasant revolt of 1542
7219 Satterwhite 1981 EZ47 Cecilia Satterwhite, American curator of meteorites at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
7221 Sallaba 1981 SJ Jan Sallaba (1775-1827) was the builder and, from 1821, chief construction manager of the Schwarzenberg court in Cesky Krumlov.
7220 Philnicholson 1981 QE Philip D. Nicholson (b. 1951), a professor of astronomy at Cornell University.
7222 Alekperov 1981 TJ3 Vagit Yusupovich Alikperov (born 1950) is known for his development of economical foundations and organizational principles for oil companies. His ideas were used by Lukoil, one of the largest international oil companies. He is also an active sponsor of science and culture in Russia.
7223 Dolgorukij 1982 TF2 *
7224 Vesnina 1982 TK3 Leonid Aleksandrovich Vesnin, Victor Aleksandrovich Vesnin, and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Vesnin, Russian architects*
7225 Huntress 1983 BH Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. (born 1942), planetary cosmochemist.
7226 Kryl 1984 QJ Karel Kryl, Czech singer-songwriter
7228 MacGillivray 1985 GO Sally M. MacGillivray of Sky Publishing Corporation. With an early bent for music and philosophy, followed by 20 years' experience in book publishing, she brought to the Millennium Star Atlas (1997).
7229 Tonimoore 1985 RV Toni L. Moore, who has worked at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory since 1986.
7230 Lutz 1985 RZ1 Barry L. Lutz (born 1944), professor of physics and astronomy and currently department chair at Northern Arizona University.
7231 Porco 1985 TQ1 Carolyn C. Porco, American planetary scientist.
7232 Nabokov 1985 UQ Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist
7233 Majella 1986 EQ5 Parco Nazionale della Majella (Majella National Park) in Abruzzo, one of Italy's largest, wildest and best preserved natural reserves
7235 Hitsuzan 1986 UY Hitsuzan, mountain in Kochi, Japan.
7237 Vickyhamilton 1988 VH Victoria Hamilton, American planetary mineralogist
7238 Kobori 1989 OA Akira Kobori (1904–1992), professor of mathematics at Kyoto University and president of the Kyoto prefectural university.
7239 Mobberley 1989 TE Martin Mobberley, British amateur astronomer and author
7241 Kuroda 1990 VF3 Takehiko Kuroda (born 1946), since 1990 the first director of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory (NHAO) and one of the leading astronomers in Japanese public observatories.
7242 Okyudo 1990 VG3 Masami Okyudo (born 1961), Japanese astronomer and currently director of the Misato Observatory, Wakayama Prefecture.
7244 Villa-Lobos 1991 PQ1 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer
7247 Robertstirling 1991 TD1 Robert Stirling (1790-1878), a Scottish inventor.
7248 Älvsjö 1992 EV21 Älvsjö, Sweden, now a suburb of Stockholm, where the Battle of Brännkyrka occurred
7250 Kinoshita 1992 SG1 Hiroshi Kinoshita (born 1941), a celestial mechanician at the National Astronomical Observatory (formerly known as the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory).
7251 Kuwabara 1992 SF13 Syoji Kuwabara (born 1927), a retired school teacher in Japan, he was superintendent of the board of education in Himeji City (1981–1993) and director of the city's Science Museum (1993–1996).
7252 Kakegawa 1992 UZ Kakegawa, an ancient city in central Japan famous for the wooden castle.
7253 Nara 1993 CL *
7254 Kuratani 1993 TN1 Hiroshi Kuratani (born 1934), astronomer and educator at Toyama Observatory since 1956.
7256 Bonhoeffer 1993 VJ5 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian and opponent of Nazism, executed in 1945 following his arrest and imprisonment after the attempt to assassinate Hitler. His brother Klaus was amongst those arrested and executed.
7257 Yoshiya 1994 AH1 Yoshiya Watanabe (born 1968), science educator and planetarian of the Osaka Science Museum.
7258 Pettarin 1994 EF Enrico Pettarin, Italian amateur astronomer.
7259 Gaithersburg 1994 EG1 Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a city to the north of Washington, D.C.
7260 Metelli 1994 FN Orneore Metelli (1872–1938), internationally acknowledged as the founder of the school of naïve painting.
7261 Yokootakeo 1994 GZ Takeo Yokoo (born 1939), of Osaka Kyoiku University, mainly studies galactic astronomy. He also served as president of the Society for Teaching and Popularization of Astronomy in Japan from 1998 to 2002.
7262 Sofue 1995 BX1 Yoshiaki Sofue (born 1943), works mainly in galactic radio astronomy, playing a leading role in millimeter-wave research of galaxies in Japan. He has determined high-accuracy central rotation curves and detailed mass distributions and has shown the general existence of massive cores.
7263 Takayamada 1995 DP Takashi Yamada, a science educator and the former planetarium director of the Nogoya City Science Museum
7264 Hirohatanaka 1995 FK Hiroshi Hatanaka, an amateur astronomer
7265 Edithmüller 2908 T-2 Edith Müller, Swiss astronomer*
7266 Trefftz 4270 T-2 Eleonore Trefftz, German physicist, or, her father Erich Trefftz, after whom the Trefftz Method is named*
7268 Chigorin 1972 TF Mikhail Chigorin, founder of the Russian chess school
7269 Alprokhorov 1975 VK2 Alexander Prokhorov, Russian physicist and Nobel laureate*
7270 Punkin 1978 NY7 *
7271 Doroguntsov 1979 SR2 Sergej Ivanovich Doroguntsov (born 1929), corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, is prominent in the study of economics and ecology, head of a faculty at Kiev National Economic University and president of the Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences
7272 Darbydyar 1980 DD1 M. Darby Dyar, American astronomy professor and planetologist at Mount Holyoke College
7273 Garyhuss 1981 EK4 Gary R. Huss, American cosmochemist, director of the W. M. Keck Cosmochemistry Laboratory at the University of Hawaii
7274 Washioyama 1982 FC Washioyama, mountain in Kochi, Japan.
7276 Maymie 1983 RE *
7277 Klass 1983 RM2 Philip J. Klass, prominent UFO skeptic [Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 29, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2005, p. 18]
7278 Shtokolov 1985 UW4 Boris Timofeevich Shtokolov (b. 1930), is a Russian singer, actor and bass soloist for the Mariinskij Theatre in St. Petersburg.
7279 Hagfors 1985 VD1 Named in honor of Tor Hagfors (b. 1930), in celebration of his 68th birthday and his retirement as director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie.
7280 Bergengruen 1988 RA3 Werner Bergengruen, German (Baltic German) novelist*
7285 Seggewiss 1990 EX2 Wilhelm Seggewiss, German astronomer
7287 Yokokurayama 1990 VN2 Yokokurayama, mountain in Kochi, Japan.
7289 Kamegamori 1991 JU Kamegamori, a grassy mountain in the center of the mountainous region of Shikoku Island.
7290 Johnrather 1991 JY1 John Daniel Gray Rather, American astronomer*
7291 Hyakutake 1991 XC1 Yuji Hyakutake, Japanese astronomer
7292 Prosperin 1992 EM7 Erik Prosperin, Swedish astronomer
7293 Kazuyuki 1992 FH Kazuyuki Saitoh (born 1957), associate director of the Nichihara Observatory since 1985 and president of the Shimane Society of Astronomy, Shimane Prefecture.
7296 Lamarck 1992 PW1 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French naturalist
7298 Matudaira-gou 1992 WM5 Matudaira-gou is located in the east of Toyota city, Aichi prefecture. It is the motherland of the Tokugawa Shogun family, who ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867.
7299 Indiawadkins 1992 WZ5 India Wadkins, long-time secretary to the Planetary Society
7300 Yoshisada 1992 YV2 *
7304 Namiki 1994 AE2 *
7305 Ossakajusto 1994 CX1 *
7306 Panizon 1994 EH *
7307 Takei 1994 EH George Takei, American actor
7308 Hattori 1995 BQ4 Tadahiko Hattori, Japanese astronomer
7309 Shinkawakami 1995 FU *
7311 Hildehan 1995 TU *
7313 Pisano 6207 P-L Giovanni Pisano, Italian sculptor or Andrea Pisano, Italian sculptor*
7314 Pevsner 2146 T-1 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born British historian of art and architecture*
7315 Kolbe 1136 T-2 *
7316 Hajdu 3145 T-2 *
7317 Cabot 1940 ED John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto), Genoese-Venetian explorer
7318 Dyukov 1969 OX *
7319 Katterfeld 1976 SA6 Gennadij Nikolaevich Katterfeld, Russian geologist*
7320 Potter 1978 TP6 Hejno Iogannovich Potter, Russian astronomer
7322 Lavrentina 1979 SW2 *
7323 Robersomma 1979 SD9 *
7324 Carret 1981 BC *
7326 Tedbunch 1981 UK22 Theodore E. Bunch, American meteoriticist
7327 Crawford 1983 RZ1 *
7328 Casanova 1984 SC1 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer, spy, diplomat, and libertine
7329 Bettadotto 1985 GK Elisabetta Dotto, Italian astronomer
7330 Annelemaître 1985 TD Anne Lemaître, Belgian astronomer*
7331 Balindblad 1985 TV Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer*
7332 Ponrepo 1986 XJ5 Viktor Ponrepo (Dismas Šlambor), Czech cinematic pioneer
7333 Bec-Borsenberger 1987 SM4 Annick Bec-Borsenberger, French astronomer*
7334 Sciurus 1988 QV The Sciurus genus (squirrels)
7336 Saunders 1989 RS1 *
7342 Uchinoura 1992 FB1 *
7343 Ockeghem 1992 GE2 Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer
7344 Summerfield 1992 LU *
7345 Happer 1992 OF Felix Happer, the character played by Burt Lancaster in the movie "Local Hero"
7346 Boulanger 1993 DQ2 François Boulanger, French astronomer*
7349 Ernestmaes 1993 QK4 *
7351 Yoshidamichi 1993 XB1 *
7353 Kazuya 1995 AC1 *
7354 Ishiguro 1995 BR1 Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-born British author*
7355 Bottke 1995 HN2 William Frederick Bottke, American astronomer*
7356 Casagrande 1995 SK5 *
7358 Oze 1995 YA3 *
7359 Messier 1996 BH Charles Messier, French astronomer
7360 Moberg 1996 BQ17 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish writer
7361 Endres 1996 DN1 *
7362 Rogerbyrd 1996 EY *
7363 Esquibel 1996 FA1 *
7364 Otonkučera 1996 KS Oton Kučera, founder of Zagreb Observatory, Croatia
7365 Sejong 1996 QV1 *
7366 Agata 1996 UY *
7367 Giotto 3077 T-1 Giotto di Bondone, Italian painter*
7368 Haldancohn 1966 BB *
7369 Gavrilin 1975 AN *
7370 Krasnogolovets 1978 SM5 *
7373 Stashis 1979 QX9 *
7376 Jefftaylor 1980 UU1 G. Jeffrey Taylor, American planetary scientist.
7377 Pizzarello 1981 EW9 Sandra Pizzarello, American chemist, pioneer of the study of organic material in meteorites.
7378 Herbertpalme 1981 EK18 Herbert Palme, German geochemist
7379 Naoyaimae 1981 EC29 Naoya Imae, Japanese curator at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, meteoroticist and areologist.
7381 Mamontov 1981 RG5 Savva Ivanovich Mamontov, Russian patron of the arts*
7382 Bozhenkova 1981 RJ5 *
7383 Lassovszky 1981 SE Károly Lassovszky, Hungarian astronomer
7385 Aktsynovia 1981 UQ11 *
7386 Paulpellas 1981 WM Paul Pellas, French meteoriticist*
7387 Malbil 1982 BS1 Malcolm Bilson, American pianist
7388 Marcomorelli 1982 FS3 Marco Morelli (b. 1973), a planetary geologist and a specialist in terrestrial impact structures and meteorites.
7389 Michelcombes 1982 UE Michel Combes, French astronomer*
7390 Kundera 1983 QE Milan Kundera, Czech novelist
7391 Strouhal 1983 VS1 Vincenc Strouhal, Czech physicist
7392 Kowalski 1984 EX Richard Kowalski, American amateur astronomer
7393 Luginbuhl 1984 SL3 Christian Luginbuhl, American astronomer [4]
7394 Xanthomalitia 1985 QX4 *
7396 Brusin 1986 EQ2 *
7398 Walsh 1986 VM Martin F. Walsh, friend of the discoverer
7400 Lenau 1987 QW1 Nikolaus Lenau (N. F. Niembsch von Strehlenau), 19th-century Austrian poet, whose Faust was the inspiration of Liszt's Mephisto Walzer
7401 Toynbee 1987 QW7 Arnold J. Toynbee, 20th-century British historian, author of the twelve-volume A Study of History
7403 Choustník 1988 AV1 Choustník, castle in Czech Republic
7408 Yoshihide 1989 SB Yoshihide Hayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer
7410 Kawazoe 1990 QG Akira Kawazoe (b. 1934), a member of the Geisei Observatory staff with particular interests in meteorites and geology.
7412 Linnaeus 1990 SL9 Carl von Linné, Swedish naturalist
7413 Galibina 1990 SH28 Irina Vladimirovna Galibina (b. 1929), a celestial mechanician.
7414 Bosch 1990 TD8 Carl Bosch, German chemist (winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1931) and amateur astronomer
7415 Susumuimoto 1990 VL8 Susumu Imoto (1901-1981) studied the history of astronomy and old Japanese calendars. With I. Hasegawa, he compiled a catalogue of meteor showers and lent support to the world calendar proposed by E. Achelis.
7416 Linnankoski 1990 WV4 Johannes Linnankoski, pseudonym of Vihtori Peltonen, Finnish writer
7418 Akasegawa 1991 EJ1 Genpei Akasegawa (b. 1937), a famous novelist in Japan.
7420 Buffon 1991 RP11 Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, French naturalist
7421 Kusaka 1992 HL Hideaki Kusaka (1924-1991), an amateur astronomer.
7425 Lessing 1992 RO5 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German dramatist and philosopher
7428 Abekuniomi 1992 YM Abe Kuniomi (b. 1941) is an expert photographer of the Moon’s surface and planets.
7429 Hoshikawa 1992 YB1 Hoshikawa, or Star River, flows between Kumagaya and Gyoda, in Saitama prefecture.
7430 Kogure 1993 BV2 Tomokazu Kogure (b. 1925), professor emeritus of Kyoto University.
7433 Pellegrini 1993 KD *
7434 Osaka 1994 AB3 Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, administrative center of the prefecture, and an important industrial, cultural, business and scientific center.
7435 Sagamihara 1994 CZ1 Sagamihara, a city located some 50 km west for Tokyo.
7436 Kuroiwa 1994 CB2 Goro Kuroiwa (1912-1990), Japanese astronomer and observer of variable stars.
7437 Torricelli 1994 EF3 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian scientist*
7438 Misakatouge 1994 JE1 *
7439 Tetsufuse 1994 XG1 Tetsuharu Fuse (b. 1970) works at the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. A solar system researcher, interested om the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects and natural satellites, he is also the first public relations coordinator at the Subaru Telescope.
7440 Závist 1995 EA Závist, Czech archaeological site of a Celtic town
7441 Láska 1995 OZ Václav Láska, Czech geophysicist, astronomer, geodetist, and mathematician
7442 Inouehideo 1995 SC5 Hideo Inoue (b. 1917), Japanese astronomer.
7443 Tsumura 1996 BR2 Mitsunori Tsumura (b. 1955), a science educator at the Wakayama Science Museum.
7445 Trajanus 4116 P-L Trajan, Roman Emperor*
7446 Hadrianus 2249 T-2 Hadrian, Roman Emperor*
7447 Marcusaurelius 1142 T-3 Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor*
7450 Shilling 1968 OZ Pavel L´vovich Shilling, 18th-19th-century Russian inventor and orientalist
7451 Verbitskaya 1978 PU2 Lyudmila Verbitskaya, professor of general linguistics
7452 Izabelyuria 1978 QU2 Izabella Danilovna Yur'eva, renowned Russian singer
7453 Slovtsov 1978 RV1 Petr Andreevich Slovtsov (1767-1843), historiographer of Siberia and founder of regional studies of Siberia
7454 Kevinrighter 1981 EW20 Kevin Righter, American curator of Antarctic meteorites at NASA's Johnson Space Center
7455 Podosek 1981 EQ26 Frank A. Podosek, American planetary scientist
7456 Doressoundiram 1982 OD Alain Doressoundiram (b. 1968), French planetary scientist
7457 Veselov 1982 SL6 Vyacheslav Afanasievich Veselov, Russian space scientist, consultant on the Lunokhods, Mars Rover and more
7461 Kachmokiam 1984 TD *
7462 Grenoble 1984 WM1 Grenoble, France, the French city, located in the foothills of the western Alps
7463 Oukawamine 1985 SB Oukawamine, a high plateau at the boundary of Kochi and Ehime prefectures.
7464 Vipera 1987 VB1 The viper family of snakes, and more particularly Vipera berus, the adder or northern viper, which inhabits Kleť mountain
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 John Munger, Veikko Kanto and Richard Berry, the authors of The CCD Cookbook.
7468 Anfimov 1990 UP11 Nikolaj Apollonovich Anfimov, Russian space scientist, co-chairman of the Russian-American cosmic committee, and an officer of the French Légion d'honneur
7469 Krikalev 1990 VU14 Sergej Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut
7470 Jabberwock 1991 JA The Jabberwock is a mythical creature that is the subject of the classic nonsense poem Jabberwocky in Lewis Carroll's delightful tale Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there.
7472 Kumakiri 1992 CU Kazuo Kumakiri (b. 1923), an amateur astronomer.
7475 Kaizuka 1992 UX5 Sohei Kaizuka (1926-1998), one of the leading geomorphologists.
7476 Ogilsbie 1993 GE Brian K. Ogilsbie (1970-1997), a close friend of the discoverer.
7478 Hasse 1993 OA4 Peter Hasse, German organist
7480 Norwan 1994 PC *
7481 San Marcello 1994 PA1 San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy, the mountain village where the Pian dei Termini Observatory is located
7483 Sekitakakazu 1994 VO2 Takakazu Seki, Japanese mathematician*
7484 Dogo Onsen 1994 WF4 Dōgo Onsen, Japanese hot spring*
7485 Changchun 1994 XO Changchun, the city in China.
7486 Hamabe 1994 XJ1 Masaru Hamabe (b. 1951), a professor at Japan Women's University.
7487 Toshitanaka 1994 YM Toshinari Tanaka (b. 1954), physicist and amateur astronomer.
7488 Robertpaul 1995 KB1 Robert Paul Hergenrother (b. 1976), the brother of the discoverer.
7489 Oribe 1995 MX Takaaki Oribe (b. 1972), researcher at Saji Observatory.
7490 Babička 1995 OF1 Maria Macháčová, Maria Petrželová, Emilia Dudková, and Aloisia Pravcová, grandmothers of the discoverer and his wife (babička is Czech for "grandmother")
7491 Linzerag 1995 SD2 On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft (Linzer A.G.), an association of Austrian amateur astronomers; the number of this minor planet, written backwards, is the year the association was founded (1947)
7492 Kačenka 1995 UX Nickname of Kateřina Macháčová, the better half of the discoverer, Petr Pravec; the name was approved on the day before their wedding on 21 June 1997
7493 Hirzo 1995 US2 Hirzo, founder of České Budějovice, Czech Republic, home town of the discoverer
7494 Xiwanggongcheng 1995 UV48 Named for the tenth anniversary of Project Hope (Xiwang Gongcheng), a non-profit social welfare program operated by the China Youth Development Foundation.
7495 Feynman 1995 WS4 Richard P. Feynman, American physicist
7496 Miroslavholub 1995 WN6 Miroslav Holub, Czech immunologist, poet and essayist
7497 Guangcaishiye 1995 YY21 Named for the Glory Project (Guangcai Shiye), an open poverty relief activity in China.
7498 Blaník 1996 BF Blaník Hill, Czech Republic, legendary resting place of the army of Saint Wenceslas
7499 L'Aquila 1996 OO2 L´Aquila, a medieval town of about 53~000 people in central Italy, near the Gran Sasso.
7500 Sassi 1996 TN Sassi di Matera, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site*


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List of minor planets: 7,001–8,000
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