- Sé·bas·tien le Pres·tre de [sey-bas-tyan luh pre-truh duh] /seɪ basˈtyɛ̃ lə ˈprɛ trə də/, 1633–1707, French military engineer and marshal.
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Vauban could have escaped, but he would not leave M. Destournier.A Little Girl in Old Quebec
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Fig. 65 presents the general plan of the works laid out by Vauban.
To obviate these disadvantages Vauban inclined his capital some paces eastwards.
I have seen his plans for fortifying Nauvoo, which are equal to any of Vauban's.Monsieur Violet
This must have been the device of some Vauban or Cohorn of those early times.Ivanhoe
- 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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