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Can you name the minor planets that are named after people?

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American statesman, founding father, scientist, 'Poor Richard's Almanack' writer
The founder of genetics, studied inheritence in peas
Fantasy creator and author of 'The Lord of the Rings'
Swedish chemisty, inventor of dynamite, namesake and founder of major prize organization
Renaissance sculptor and painter who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
'Sweetness,' record-settting running back for the Chicago Bears
English playwright, writer of 'Hamlet' and 'Othello'
Greek mathmetician, discovered the relation between the lengths of the sides of a right triangle
Ian Fleming's 007 agent, the subject of many films and novels
American author named Samuel Clemens, creator of Huck Finn
New Zealander who became the first person known to climb Mt. Everest
American film director of 'Clockwork Orange' and '2001: A Space Odyssey'
French philosophe and writer of 'Candide'
English physicist known for infinitesmal calculus and universal gravitation
Russian Jewish science fiction author, author of 'I, Robot'
Musician and cultural icon who has left the building
English enlightened thinker, postulated 'tabula rasa'
First person to walk on the Moon
Great Yankees first baseman who succumbed to a disease that now bears his name, ALS
Cosmologist, namesake for the law that states the universe is expanding, and a telescope
Astronomer, science popularizer, host of 'Cosmos,' and speaker of the Pale Blue Dot speech
Author of 'Animal Farm' and '1984'
The human protaganist of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
Physicist known for the Theory of Relativity and the Photoelectric Effect
Actress, she won her first Golden Globe for her role in 1988's 'The Accused'
Instigator of the Protestant Reformation with his 95 Theses
Television personality, political satirist, and host of the 'Daily Show'

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