Grimm


Asteroid 6912, Grimm, was discovered on April 8, 1991 by Eric W. Elst at La Silla Observatory in Chile. It has a period of 5 years, 133 days and is slightly over 7 miles in diameter.

It was named for Baron Friedrich Melchior von Grimm (1723-1807), a German diplomat, writer and art critic.

Baron Friedrich Melchior von Grimm


In the United States, the name Grimm is more associated with the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, 19th-century folklorists who compiled and published in 1812 Children's and Household Tales (also known as Grimm's Fairy Tales), a collection of German folk tales or fairy tales which became popular reading for young children in a bowdlerized form.

Astrologically, asteroid Grimm seems to signify grimness, "fairy tales," bowdlerized/unbowdlerized, preserving ethnic heritage.



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