Discovered 1896 Dec. 28 by A. Charlois at Nice.
Named probably after Cornelia (ca. 180 B.C.), daughter of Scipio Africanus, mother of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus. Cornelia is also the name of the first wife of the Roman statesman Gaius Julius Caesar (100–44 B.C.). (H 46)
See also the remarks to planet (356).