Menno van Coehoorn

1641 - 1704

Menno van Coehoorn

Menno, Baron van Coehoorn (March 1641 – 17 March 1704) was a Dutch soldier and engineer, regarded as one of the most significant figures in Dutch military history. In an era when siege warfare dominated military campaigns, he and his French counterpart Vauban were the acknowledged experts in designing, taking and defending fortifications. Both had their advocates; Vauban's maxim of 'more powder, less blood' also took longer, an important consideration when most military deaths occurred from disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menno van Coehoorn has received more than 64,469 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 138th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 138 out of 287Before him are Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Pierre Berthier, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Lu Ban, Eduard Totleben, and Georgy Shpagin. After him are Joseph Strauss, Gabriel Voisin, Hertha Ayrton, Pierre-Émile Martin, Hans Ledwinka, and Mikhail Yangel.

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Among people born in 1641, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 8Before him are Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Regnier de Graaf, Tokugawa Ietsuna, Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, and Johann Weikhard von Valvasor. After him is Nehemiah Grew. Among people deceased in 1704, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 10Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, and Charles Plumier. After him is Jean-Baptiste Denys.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 335 out of 908Before him are Henk Sneevliet (1883), Joseph Luns (1911), Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581), Karel Dujardin (1622), Hendrick de Keyser (1565), and Petrus Camper (1722). After him are Floris IV, Count of Holland (1210), Huub Stevens (1953), Anton Corbijn (1955), Jos Verstappen (1972), Simon de Vlieger (1601), and Jean Malouel (1370).

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Among engineers born in Netherlands, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 1