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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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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.
Lesseps' co-star Bethenny Frankel earlier revealed that she would miss the taping of 'The Real Housewives of New York'.
'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.
The victims were passengers in a parked car on Lesseps Road when they were stabbed by two men who approached the vehicle.
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.
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.
On the slopes that rise toward Gaudi's celebrated Park Guell, when emerging from Lesseps subway the topography takes unsuspecting visitors by surprise.
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.
Pero es el frances Fernando de Lesseps en 1876 quien funda la Compania Universal del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.