Lesseps,Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de

Lesseps,Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de
Les·seps (lĕsʹəps, lĕ-sĕpsʹ), Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de. 1805-1894.
French diplomat and engineer who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1859-1869). He directed the company that began the Panama Canal (1878) but abandoned the project because of bankruptcy (1888).

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Universalium. 2010.

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