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(152) Atala

Reference work entry

Discovered 1875 Nov. 2 by P. P. Henry at Paris.

Named for the character in the novel Atala (1801) by the French author François René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848). (H 19; LDS)

Another heroine of Chateaubriand’s novel René was used for naming minor planet  (186) Celuta, discovered by P. M. Henry.

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