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Filipoff, Lionel

Lionel Filipoff (1893-1940) was French astronomer who was director of the Algiers Observatory. In 1931 he combined ancient legends and his professional knowledge to conclude that Atlantis was destroyed in 7256 BC. In 1950 an asteroid, 1616 Filipoff, was named in his honour.