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

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