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René Picard was the son of Robert and Marie Picard. He was the nephew of Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard through his father Robert.

Like his famous uncle, René had an interest in space exploration. Jean-Luc and René had a particularly close relationship, as a running joke between the two, Jean-Luc referred to René as "uncle" and René referred to Jean-Luc as "nephew." (TNG: "Family")

Rene Picard, 2371

René Picard in the Nexus

René died during his childhood in a fire in 2371 at the family home, along with his father. He was survived by his mother. (Star Trek Generations)

Like his father and uncle, René would have suffered from Shalaft's Syndrome. (Star Trek Nemesis)

René Picard was portrayed by David Tristan Birkin in "Family" and by Christopher James Miller in Star Trek Generations.
According to the script for "Family" and the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 361), René Picard was seven years old in 2367 and was born in 2360.


In the TNG Relaunch novels, Picard and Doctor Beverly Crusher have a son who they name Rene Jacques Robert Francois Picard, after the cousin and uncle he will never meet. (Paths of Disharmony).

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