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Lesseps

Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de . 1805--94, French diplomat: directed the construction of the Suez Canal (1859--69) and the unsuccessful first attempt to build the Panama Canal (1881--89)
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Reportedly de Lesseps slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer and also told people, "I'm going to kill you all," before her arrest.
Leading a research team organised by the Societe de Geographie, the Geographical Society of Paris, in 1876 de Lesseps founded the company La Societe Civile Internationale du Canal Interoceanique de Darien--the International Congress for Study of an Interoceanic Canal.
De Lesseps was quick to point out that British railway concessions in Egypt were built by corvee, and that the accusation was a political manoeuvre designed to stall the canal's progress.
Quite logically then, it was to De Lesseps the French turned to when they undertook building a canal across the Isthmus of Panama.
Within a complex urban situation, the form of this building has an inherent multi-sidedness, based on three formal priorities that respond to the irregular geometries of Placa de Lesseps to the south; to the concavity of La Riera de Vallcarca to the west; and to future plans to extend a linear park from the north.
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.
In the late 1800s, the Frenchman who had built the Suez Canal, Ferdinand de Lesseps, had hoped to become an even greater hero of the times by connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific through what was then Colombia.
Pero es el frances Fernando de Lesseps en 1876 quien funda la Compania Universal del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.
Gwyneth Paltrow was named Best Actress as Shakespeare's inspiration, Viola de Lesseps, and Dame Judi Dench Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I.
In the movie, the Bard falls in love with Viola de Lesseps, who auditions for his new play.
The American star, voted Best Comedy Actress at last week's Golden Globe awards, is simply breathtaking as Viola de Lesseps who disguises herself as a boy to become an actor.