Asteroid 4635, Rimbaud, was discovered on January 21, 1988 by Eric W. Elst at Observatoire de Haute-Provence in Saint Michel de l'Observatoire, Haute Provence, France. It has a period of 3 years, 322 days.

It was named for the French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), a wunderkind who wrote all his known work as a teenager and stopped publishing at 19.

Arthur Rimbaud

The meaning of asteroid Rimbaud seems to be: the idea of "do one thing, only differently"/"and life will stay altered," tornadoes (Damien Foor); the storm, disruption, precocity, growing up too fast.

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