"Builder of the fortress" Top 5 Page for this destination Pula Favorite Tip by JLBG

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Favorite thing: The fortress has been built in 1631 on a four branches star like plan with powerful bastions. The architect was Antoine DEVILLE, a French military engineer that was hired by the "Serenissime Republic of Venice". An alley that runs from ulica Sergievaca to ulica Castropola has been given his name.

Nota 1 : he may be a descendant of captain Antoine DEVILLE who on June 26, 1492, originated modern mountaineering by succeeding, with seven companions and by order of King Charles VIII of France, the first ascent of the Mont Aiguille which was said to be inaccessible. The Mont Aiguille, 2086 meters high, is located at the East of the Vercors mountains, 40 km South of Grenoble city.

Nota 2 : he does not seem to be related with Henri-Etienne Sainte-Claire DEVILLE (1818-1881) who worked on the metallurgy of aluminum, and devised the first commercial process of producing the metal.

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  • Updated Nov 19, 2004
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