Discovered 1980 Mar. 16 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at the European Southern Observatory.
Jöran Persson (1530-1568) worked for Swedish king Erik XIV as counselor and prosecutor. Although he was at first seen as having a very large and bad influence on the king, later research has shown that he was a very efficient tool for the king's demands. He was tortured and beheaded after the king had been put into custody.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros