Ferdinand de Lesseps

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French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)

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USA], Dec 25 ( ANI ): Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Luann de Lesseps, who was arrested on Sunday after reportedly attacking a police officer in Palm Beach, Florida, apologised for the action and committed to a transformative new year (2018).
I maintain that Panama will be easier to make, easier to complete, and easier to keep up than Suez,' de Lesseps was quoted as saying.
Ismailia abrite egalement de nombreux sites touristiques et historiques tels le Mont de Maskhouta, les tombes du Commun Wealth, la maison de Ferdinand de Lesseps, la Route militaire d'Horus, le Musee des chars et celui de de Lesseps.
Passing high over the Prussian trenches, the de Lesseps letter, like , destined for Tunis, escaped Prussian ground-fire, landed safely in French territory, transferred to the conventional French mail service and was sent on to its destination.
Digging began in 1859, three years after Ferdinand De Lesseps, former French vice-consul in Alexandria, won the concession to build the canal from his friend, Egypts ruler Said Pasha.
Ferdinand De Lesseps possessed enormous charisma, which, combined with leadership and creativity, was the driving force behind his successful building of the Suez Canal.
Real Housewives of New York" star LuAnn de Lesseps moves out of her Upper East Side townhouse [Post, 5th item]
Ferdinand de Lesseps, architect of the Suez Canal, began a sea-level canal with no locks in Panama in the 1880s, only to be defeated by disease, poor planning and a lack of money.
After all, it was a French company headed by Ferdinand de Lesseps that built the Suez Canal in the mid-19th century.
History recorded that in 1884, Ferdinand de Lesseps took 500 young French engineers to Panama to supervise the construction project that he predicted would last 3 years.
Executive producers, Camilo Vives, Simone Haggiag, Alexandre de Lesseps.
Blighted by ongoing infrastructure improvements to the four-lane highway that tunnels beneath Placa de Lesseps, the intimacy and peacefulness of ramblas and square seems far removed.
And he found it in Viola De Lesseps, a wealthy aristocrat bound to marry another man.
The great breakthrough came in 1854 when De Lesseps persuaded the Viceroy Said of Egypt, to grant him the concession to cut a 100-mile long canal across the isthmus of the Suez.
1859: The construction of the Suez Canal got under way supervised by French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps who designed it.