Sébastien de Vauban

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30 March 1707 Sébastien de Vauban died.
He was the military architect for Louis XIV, specialising in siege warfare, and made vast improvements to the fortifications of the town of Antibes (including the famous Fort Carré), along the coast west of Nice.

Portrait: Hyacinthe Rigaud [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons