Discovered 1878 Apr. 6 by P. M. Henry at Paris.
Named for the main character in the novel René (1805), the second episode of the larger book Les Natchez (1826), by the famous French author François René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848). (LDS)
The discoverer’s brother P. P. Henry named minor planet (152) for another heroine of a novel by Chateaubriand.