Discovered 1899 Oct. 27 by M. F. Wolf and A. Schwassmann at Heidelberg.

Named probably for Valentine Noemi von Rothschild (1886-1969), the only daughter of Baron Albert von Rothschild, a benefactor of the Vienna Observatory {see also planets (250), and (719), respectively}. (A. Schnell)

Named by J. Palisa (AN 156, 143 (1901)) at the request of M. F. Wolf.

The name is given as 'Valentina' in 'Wiener Astronomischer Kalender fur 1903'. This can also be interpreted as the feminine form of the German Christian name 'Valentin'.

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