Category:Alain Manesson-Mallet

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Alain Manesson-Mallet (1630–1706) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q362239
Alain Manesson-Mallet
Alternative names Allain Manesson-Mallet; Alain Manesson Mallet

French cartographer and engineer

Date of birth/death 1706
Location of birth/death Paris Paris
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Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. From a soldier in the army of Louis XIV, he became a Sergeant-Major in the artillery and an Inspector of Fortifications. And served under the King of Portugal, before returning to France, and his appointment to the court of Louis XIV. His Description de L'Universe contains a wide variety of information, including star maps, maps of the ancient and modern world, and a synopsis of the customs, religion and government of the many nations in the text.