(23473) Voss

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( 23473 ) Voss is one of the main asteroid belt, which by the German astronomer frankness Börngen and Lutz D. Schmadel at the Thuringian State Observatory Tautenburg (IAU code 033) was discovered in Thuringia on 11 October 1990.

The asteroid is named after the German philologist and poet Johann Heinrich Voss (1751-1826) named, who translated Homer's epics, the Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the works of Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and other classical poets. From 1818 to 1829 he published in nine volumes, a translation of Shakespeare's Plays, which he had made with the help of his sons, Henry and Abraham.