Vauban

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Vauban

(French vobɑ̃)
n
(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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Bergues is still tightly corseted in battlements, started in 1286 and rebuilt 400 years later by Sebastien Vauban, the Christopher Wren of military architecture.
Francois Quesnay (1694 - 1774) is considered to be the founder and leader of physiocracy, though many of his ideas are to be found in the writings of earlier French economists, such as Jean Claude Vincent, sieur de Gournay; Sebastien Vauban; and Pierre de Boisguilbert.