Vauban

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Vauban

(French vobɑ̃)
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(Biography) Sébastien Le Prestre de (sebastjɛ̃ lə prɛtrə də). 1633–1707, French military engineer and marshal, who greatly developed the science of fortification and devised novel siege tactics using a series of parallel trenches
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Sebastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban, the great engineer, was sent to the area soon after the conquest.