Major Beniowski

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Major Beniowski is the “Major” of the Major System, though Aimé Paris came up with a version of the system before Beniowski.

One of his books mentions:

In 1832, we followed a course of lectures delivered at Paris, by Mr. Aimé Paris, to whom we gratefully acknowledge to be indebted for many a mnemonic contrivance; but more so, for having encouraged us, by his example and precepts, to pursue this kind of study, which, although we had the good fortune to hit upon by chance, and follow from our early infancy, we had not boldness enough to rely upon with sufficient confidence; being diverted, but too often, by the observations of those for whom everything new appears ridiculous, impossible, or injurious.