Ferdinand de Lesseps

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

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The base of the De Lesseps and its statue were revealed on 16 November 1899, which corresponds with the 30 th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal for international navigation.
In fact, he has been busily falling in love with Viola de Lesseps, a well-born girl who wants to be an actor (at a time when women were not allowed on the stage) and who, having turned up at the Globe for an audition dressed as a boy, gets both the part of Juliet and bags the author as well.
New York [U.S.A.], July 29 ( ANI ): Actress Luann de Lesseps is returning to her cabaret show after three weeks of treatment.
'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.
Will Cotton, Karen Duffy, Morgan Entrekin, Craig Hatkoff, Edward Hemingway, LuAnn de Lesseps, Terry McDonnell, Judith Regan, Madeline Hult Elghanyan, Dennis Mangone, Laurie Waters, and Bobby Williams were also in attendance to commemorate the launch.
NEWCASTLE: 4.50 De Lesseps, 5.25 Scarlet Bounty, 5.55 Invoke, 6.25 Madrasa, 6.55 Jay Kay, 7.30 Ella's Delight, 8.00 Better Chance.
SOUTHWELL: 1.20 Honest Strike, 1.50 Take The Lead, 2.20 La Estrella, 2.50 Misleading Promise, 3.20 Waveguide, 3.50 Munaawib, 4.20 DE LESSEPS (NAP).
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.
It had taken 10 years to make the 100-mile canal devised by Ferdinand de Lesseps. 1896: English Fascist leader Oswald Mosley was born.
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]
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.
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.
The seven are the building of the Great Eastern ship (the prototype for modern ship-building), the Bell Rock Lighthouse in the Firth of Forth (the earliest of the seven), the Brooklyn Bridge (the world's first steel bridge and the longest suspension bridge) over the East River which united New York City and Brooklyn, London's Victorian sewer system, a revolutionary system designed by Joseph Bazalgette, America's trans-continental railway, which united the East and West coasts, the Panama Canal, which fulfilled de Lesseps' dream and united the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the Hoover Dam which when built was as tall as a sixty storey building and was the largest in the world.
The Suez Canal idea, which began with Napoleon Bonaparte, was kept alive by a curious utopian cult before being taken up by the French diplomat, Ferdinand de Lesseps. 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.