Menno van Coehoorn

1641 - 1704

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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 69,962 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Menno van Coehoorn is the 161st most popular engineer (down from 138th in 2019), the 379th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 335th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Engineer.

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Among engineers, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 161 out of 325Before him are Gérard Larrousse, Rory Byrne, Gotthilf Hagen, Alexei Tupolev, Walter Hohmann, and Pierre Charles L'Enfant. After him are Joseph Strauss, Jorge Chávez, Pierre-Paul Riquet, Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann, Louis Charles Breguet, and Pierre-Émile Martin.

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Among people born in 1641, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 9Before him are Regnier de Graaf, François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, Tokugawa Ietsuna, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, and Nehemiah Grew.  Among people deceased in 1704, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Charles Plumier, and Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve. After him are Isabella Leonarda and Lorenzo Gafà.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 379 out of 1,209Before him are William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1613), Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636), Aert de Gelder (1645), Gerrit Berckheyde (1638), Colonel Tom Parker (1909), and Dirk Kuyt (1980). After him are Louis Beel (1902), Faas Wilkes (1923), Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845), Pieter Bleeker (1819), Philip de Koninck (1619), and Jan Gies (1905).

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Among engineers born in Netherlands, Menno van Coehoorn ranks 1