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Gomme, Sir Bernard de (1620–1685), military engineer, was born at Torneus (Terneuzen) in Flanders, the son of Peter de Gomme. Nothing is known of de Gomme's early career or family background. He served in the campaigns of Frederick Henry, prince of Orange, and acquired a knowledge of military engineering. He had, besides, experience in drainage and land reclamation. In 1636 a ...