Asteroid 279723, Wittenberg, was discovered on September 12, 1991 by Freimut Borngen and Lutz D. Schmadel at Tautenburg, Thuringen, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 42 days.

It was named for the ancient university town of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, where the Protestant Reformation started.

The meaning of asteroid Wittenberg seems to be:radical ideas or behavior, planting seeds of rebellion

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