Jacques Tarade

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Portrait of Jacques Tarade in the Musée historique de Strasbourg

Jacques Tarade (1646–1720) was a French engineer and colleague of Vauban, Marshal of France. He built the Barrage Vauban in Strasbourg, and the Rue Tarade in that town is named after him. He also designed the church in Huningue[1][2] and the later phases of the defensive works for the city of Landau.[3]


Tarade was the nephew of stonemason Michel Villedo (1598–1667).[2]


  1. ^ Lepage 2010, p. 180.
  2. ^ a b "Jacques de Tarade". Structurae. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Skala, Harald (2005). "Die Belagerung von Landau 1702 und 1703". Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 


  • Lepage, Jean-Denis (2010), Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV: An Illustrated History of Fortifications and Strategies (illustrated ed.), McFarland, p. 180, ISBN 9780786444014