Dutch lecture: Vauban, much more than the conqueror of Maastricht

Presented by Stichting Maastricht Vestingstad
Tuesday 3 October | 4.00 - 5.00 p.m. | Centre Céramique

The conquest of Maastricht in June 1673 was attributed to the Sun King, but it was Vauban who was the mastermind behind it.
This instantly made the 40-year-old engineer famous. While during his lifetime he was primarily known as a conqueror of fortresses, he is now remembered as their builder. The lecture delves into the career of this remarkable man and unveils Vauban's thoughts on strategy, landscape, and urban planning through numerous photographs and drawings. Talent for conquest goes hand in hand with that for defense.

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About the speaker
Jeroen van der Werf (1973) studied building engineering and building history. He has been studying fortifications, and especially those of Vauban, since 2004. Today he works for Monumentenbezit. The foundation that is the owner of the fortifications of Naarden. He does research on these fortifications and manages the restoration works. 

Participation is free. You can make a reservation for this lecture at or call 043-3505600.

Centre Céramique | Avenue Céramique 50 | 6221 KV Maastricht