# Aimé Paris

**Aimé Paris** (1798–1866) was a French scholar. He was the developer of a method of stenography, co-developer and propagator of what became the Galin-Paris-Chevé system of music notation, and possibly the inventor of the modern version of the Major System.

Paris studied mathematics and law, and became a lawyer. His techniques of memory were well known; at one point he was the "professeur de mnémonique" at the Athenée in Paris.

## Mnemonic System

This is his number system (according to the French Wikipedia), which is the first known version of the Major System:

Numbers | Letters |
---|---|

0 | c, s, z |

1 | d, t |

2 | n |

3 | m |

4 | r |

5 | L |

6 | g, j |

7 | c, k |

8 | f, v |

9 | b, p |

Download Paris' 1825 book on memory techniques, *Expositions et pratique des procédés de la mnemotechniques, à l’usage des personnes qui veulent étudier la mnémotechnie en général* here. A description of his system is on page 25: