Only a small memorial stone on a gate, with a simple and laconic text, so is Emile Cheysson’s memory in Chiroubles.
was born on the 18th of May 1836 in Nîmes (South of France). In 1870 he
bought in Chiroubles the vineyard which is called nowadays after his
name “Le domaine Cheysson".
In 1854, he graduated the Polytechnic School (a famous French grande école of engineering) as civil engineer.
supervising the publication of 17 graphical statistics albums between
1879 and 1899, he highly supported the using of geometrical statistics :
the graphical statistics, although a young science, extends every day
its area, that is because it is an advantageous substitute for long
number tables. It allows not only to detect in one glance phenomena
series, but also to point out connections or anomalies of them, to find
the causes, to draw laws."