alincourt, francisco de

(Calais, 1733-Brazil, 1816)

Military engineer who enrolled in the Portuguese army during the period of restructuring of the military forces of the realm, conducted by the count of Lippe. He was sent to Madeira in late 1767, entrusted with the creation of the school of fortification of Funchal and to conduct a survey in order to create the general map of the island. He took up the post with remarkable zeal, also due to the inventory and research work he carried out in Porto Santo.

Keywords: maps; fortresses; architecture; engineering; army.