Gratien Le Père

Gratien Le Père (Versailles, 2 June 1769 – Poitiers, 1 August 1826) was a French civil engineer.

A former classmate of Bonaparte at Brienne, he became an engineer of 'Ponts et Chaussées' (bridges and roads). He and his brother Jacques-Marie Le Père both joined the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria and were both leading lights in the programmes aimed at levelling the Suez Isthmus.[1]


  1. Edouard de Villiers du Terrage, Journal et souvenirs sur l'expédition d'Égypte, mis en ordre et publiés par le baron Marc de Villiers du Terrage, Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit, 1899, et L'expédition d'Égypte 1798–1801, Journal et souvenirs d'un jeune savant, Paris, Cosmopole, 2001 et 2003, p. 371

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