Discovered 1893 Mar. 10 by A. Charlois at Nice.
This planet was named at the 1902 meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Göttingen. It honors Georg August, later King George II of England (1683–1760), who founded the University of Göttingen in 1737. (H 40; AN 159, 279 (1902))
Named by Miss Klein, daughter of the famous mathematician.