List of minor planets named after people

This is a list of minor planets named after people, both real and fictional.

Science[]

Astronomers[]

Amateur[]

Professional[]

Planetarium directors[]

Relatives of astronomers[]

Biologists[]

Cartographers[]

Chemists[]

Computer scientists and programmers[]

Mathematicians[]

Physicists[]

Physiologists[]

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts[]

Space exploration[]

Other scientists, engineers and inventors[]

Monarchs and royalty[]

Nobility[]

Politicians and statespeople[]

Teachers[]

High school/technical school teachers[]

College/University professors[]

War heroes and veterans[]

World War II heroes and veterans[]

Other war heroes[]

Children who died in war[]

Religion[]

Explorers[]

Historians[]

Other social scientists[]

Philosophers[]

The arts[]

Literature[]

General authors[]

Novelists[]

Poets[]

Playwrights[]

Satirists[]

Other[]

Visual arts[]

Architects[]

Classical music[]

Composers[]

Conductors[]

Opera Singers[]

Others[]

Entertainment[]

Popular music[]

Film, TV and Theatre[]

Sports[]

Olympic medalists[]

Other sports[]

Other entertainers[]

Contest winners[]

Broadcom MASTERS[]

Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge[]

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair[]

Intel Science Talent Search[]

Editors and publishers[]

Discoverers' relatives[]

Others[]

Fictional characters[]

Characters in classic fiction[]

Characters in modern fiction[]

See also[]

References[]

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