Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban

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Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (Le Prestre)

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Saint-Léger-Vauban, Yonne, Burgandy, France
Death: March 30, 1707 (73)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Bazoches, Nievre, Burgandy, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Urbain Le Prestre and Edmée de Comignolle
Husband of Jeanne D'Aunay d'Epiry
Father of Charlotte Le Prestre de Vauban; Jeanne Françoise Le Prestre de Vauban and fils de Vauban

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About Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban


Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Seigneur de Vauban and later Marquis de Vauban (1 or 4 May 1633 – 30 March 1707), commonly referred to as Vauban, was a Marshal of France and the foremost military engineer of his age. He is known for his skill in both designing fortifications and breaking through them; his ideas, starting from Pagan's "Les Fortifications", were the dominant model of siege-craft and fortification for nearly 100 years. He also advised Louis XIV on how to consolidate France's borders, to make them more defensible. Vauban made a radical suggestion of giving up some land that was indefensible to allow for a stronger, less porous border with France's neighbours.

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Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban's Timeline

May 15, 1633
Saint-Léger-Vauban, Yonne, Burgandy, France
Age 27
October 28, 1678
Age 45
Bazoches, Nievre, Bourgogne, France

Pour sa date de naissance, voir la photo de la pierre tombale de son père

Age 48
June 18, 1705
Age 72
Bazoches, Nievre, Burgundy, France

Pour la date de son décès, voir la photo de la pierre tombale de son mari

March 30, 1707
Age 73
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 16, 1707
Age 73
Bazoches, Nievre, Burgandy, France