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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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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.
To simplify further work, all various data types of amount of cars passing Lesseps, pollution in grams of C[O.
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.
Monsieur Ferdinand de Lesseps described his plan for a "ship canal across the Isthmus of Suez", and Dr Livingstone "explained the course of his travels and the advantages to commerce which might be expected from further explorations".
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.
On the slopes that rise toward Gaudi's celebrated Park Guell, when emerging from Lesseps subway the topography takes unsuspecting visitors by surprise.
And he found it in Viola De Lesseps, a wealthy aristocrat bound to marry another man.
Lesseps has worked for almost 20 years in Zambia, training peasant farmers in sustainable agriculture techniques (such as organic fanning, agro-forestry, and appropriate technology).
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.
But, on the long turn in, as they passed the water jump that Ferdinand de Lesseps used as a dry run for the Suez Canal, Chalco would not be shaken off.
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.
16) `Les paquets que vous m'avez adresses au Camtchatka sont arives le 26 septembre, et je devois en partir le surlendemain pour continuer ma navigation dans le Sud; toutes mes letres etoint cachetees et remises a Monsieur Lesseps.