1982 TP1. Discovered 1982 Oct. 14 by L. G. Karachkina at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Francois Rabelais (c.1494-1553), great French writer, outstanding representative of European humanism and the author of the immortal literary works La vie inestimable du grand Gargantua, Pere de Pantagruel and Pantagruel. (M 23139)

The name is given on the occasion of the five-hundredth anniversary of his birth, following a suggestion by the St. Petersburg House of Satire and Humor.

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