Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer

Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer

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Caption: Pierre-Paul Riquet (1604-1680). 1864 illustration of the French engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet, Baron de Bonrepos. Riquet is best known for the construction of the Canal du Midi, a 241 km canal that connects the Garonne River to the Etang de Thau on the Mediterranean Sea and is considered one of the greatest construction works of the 17th Century.

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