Fortress architects

The fascination emanating from fortified monuments is automatically transferred to their creators, the engineer-architects. Thanks to their innovative approaches, some of them became real star architects of their time, whose construction methods (manners) were imitated throughout Europe and whose treatises became standard works in Europe.

Get to know some of the most colourful fortress builders with FORTE CULTURA.

SĂ©bastien le Prestre de Vauban

(1633 – 1707)

"Ingénieur de France", French general, master fortress builder of Louis XIV and Marshal of France

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Johann Maximilian von Welsch

(1671 – 1745)

Architecte et maĂźtre d'Ɠuvre de la forteresse Directeur gĂ©nĂ©ral des travaux de l'Electorat de Mayence et de Bamberg

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Menno Baron van Coehoorn

(1641 – 1704)

NiederlÀndischer General der Artillerie,
Festungsexperte

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Michele Sanmicheli

(1484 – 1559)

Italian fortress architect
Developer of the modern bastion fortress construction of the modern era

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George Prosper de Verboom

(1665 – 1744)

General Engineer of the Royal Spanish Army

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Antonio da Sangallo d.J.

(1484 – 1546)


Italian architect and fortress builder of the Renaissance

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