Discovered 1913 Sept. 8 by F. Kaiser at Heidelberg.
Named by the discoverer in honor of the late theoreticist of the minor planets, Otto Rudolph Martin Brendel (1862–1939), who at that time was director of the “Planeteninstitut” at the University of Frankfurt am Main. (H 76; AN 215, 471 (1922))
Brendel himself chose for the planet to be named the object with the smallest inclination from the planets discovered by Kaiser and not previously named.
Obituary published in Astron. Nachr., Band 270, p. 248 (1940).