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Willem Coucheron

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Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
Death: Died in Bergenshus, Hordaland, Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Coucheron; Antoine Coucheron; Kummertien Hermans and Kummertien Hermans
Husband of Maria Pessers and Maria Pessers
Father of Herman Coucheron; Wilhelm de Coucheron; Adriana Coucheron; Maria Coucheron; Iver Coucheron and 7 others
Brother of Geertruydt Coucheron; Maria Coucheron and Catharina (Trijntien) Coucheron

Occupation: Quartermaster General
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About Willem Coucheron

http://www.verneplaner.no/?f=fredrikstad&id=91591&a=4

Willem Coucheron (also recorded as Willum or Wyllem Coucheron) was a Dutch-born Dano-Norwegian quartermaster general. He was sent to Copenhagen to present plans for a new defensive work for Halden, Norway. These plans were approved by the king on 28 July 1660.[1] He began the construction of the fortifications of Fredrikstad Fortress at Halden in 1663. Together with his son Anthony Coucheron, he worked on the fortification which became known as Fredriksten fortress in Halden. The defensive walls, built to the Dutch design of the period, were so effective a deterrent that the town, although placed under siege, was never taken.[2]

Coucheron came to Norway as an engineer and quartermaster general for the region south of the Dovrefjell mountain range in central Norway in June 1657. He served as captain of the Oplandske National Infantry Regiment in 1658 and captain of the Valdres company Under the command of Jørgen Bjelke he led his company in combat at Bohuslän in 1659, and in the defense of Halden from 14 January to 23 February 1660.

He became colonel of the Coucheron regiment in 1676; this regiment participated in combat at Bohuslän and performed well in the conquest of Marstrand's fortification, Karlsten. He became commandant of Marstrand 1677-79 and commandant at Bergenhus fortress from 1680.[2]

Coucheron died at Bergenhus 20 June 1689

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Det nederlandske system for bygging av festninger. Se forklaringer ved å klikke på bildetWillem Coucheron (eller Wyllem Coucheron) (født ?, død 20. juni 1689 i Bergen) var en nederlandsk-født dansk-norsk general. Han ble sendt til København for å fremme planer for nye forsvarsverker for Halden. Disse ble godkjent av kongen 28. juli 1660.[1] Han begynte byggingen av fortifikasjonene ved Fredrikstad i 1663. Sammen med sønnen Anthony Coucheron arbeidet han med det som senere ble kjent som Fredriksten festning i Halden. Festningsmurene som ble bygget etter den såkalte nederlandske system, var så effektive som avskrekking at byen aldri ble angrepet.

Coucheron var ingeniør og general i 1657, sjef for Valdres-kompaniet og øverstkommanderende for Coucheron-regimentet i 1676, kommandant ved Marstrand festning i perioden 1677-79 og kommandant ved Bergenhus festning fra 1680 og fram til sin død.

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Generalkvartermester, ingeniørofficer. Byggede fæstninger i Norge, bl.a. Frederikssten og Akershus

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Findes som Ane nr.7152 på Helles side:

http://www.aros-innovation.dk/Stam/stam-2012-Opdelt/Thora/specielt/ane7152/ane7152spec.php

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Willem Coucheron's Timeline

1625
1625
Netherlands
1645
1645
Age 20
Netherlands
1650
1650
Age 25
Holland
1652
December 8, 1652
Age 27
The Hague, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
1655
1655
Age 30
1655
Age 30
The Netherlands
1656
1656
Age 31
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
1660
1660
Age 35
Norway
1660
Age 35
1689
June 20, 1689
Age 64
Bergenshus, Hordaland, Norway