Jean Baptiste Laurent Friquegnon (August 10, 1858 - 1934) was a French geographer and military officer. Born in Valleroy, France, Friquegnon entered the military on March 1, 1877. He was promoted to sous-lieutenant d'Infanterie de Marine on March 19, 1883. By January 1885 he was serving in Tonkin in French Indochina as a member of the Tirailleurs tonkinois. Friquegnon was gravely wounded on an expedition to Kem that year, he was promoted to lieutenant and named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. In 1889 he was appointed to the service topographique de l'état-major d'Hanoï, and subsequently became a member of the Pavie expedition to Laos, led by Auguste Jean-Marie Pavie (May 31, 1847 - June 7, 1925). He was one of Pavie's photographers on this expedition and took numerous photographs during this expedition and the two subsequent expeditions. Friquegnon returned to France in 1892 to command the 8th Marine Regiment at Toulon. He returned to Tonkin two years later. In 1896, back in France, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help produce a new edition of a map of Indochina. He left for Tonkin again in 1903, and in 1904 he was made the director of the service géographique de l'Indochine and promoted to lieutenant colonel. After another series of postings in France, he returned to Cochinchine in 1913 and took command of the Tirailleurs annamites which he led in combat against the Chinese in Laos. In 1916 he returned to France and was put in command of the training center at Cavaillon the following year. In 1919 he was made the regional commander of colonial workers in Lille. He was made an Officier de la Légion d'Honneur on December 30, 1905 and a Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur on October 5, 1916. Over the course of his career, Friquegnon made at least fifteen maps of Southeast Asia, some of which were produced for the Pavie expeditions. He married Lucie Picanon on November 5, 1895, and then remarried on July 4, 1903, to Antoinette Alice Rebel.