Aimé Paris

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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.

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Mnemonic System

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

NumbersLetters
0c, s, z
1d, t
2n
3m
4r
5L
6g, j
7c, k
8f, v
9b, 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. A description of his system is on page 25:

Aime Paris Major System 1825

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