Ferdinand de Lesseps


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Noun1.Ferdinand de Lesseps - French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)Ferdinand de Lesseps - French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)
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Located in northeast Egypt with a population of 524,433 people and total area of 845.445 sqm, Port Said was established during the tenure of Khedive Ismail in 1859, when Ferdinand de Lesseps started the drilling of the Suez Canal.
In 1854, French former diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps persuaded the Viceroy of Egypt, Mohamed Said, to permit the construction of a shipping canal through the 100 miles of desert spanning across Africa and Asia.
It had taken 10 years to make the 100-mile canal devised by Ferdinand de Lesseps.
It had taken 10 years to make the 100-mile canal devised by Ferdinand de Lesseps. 1896: Oswald Mosley, English Fascist leader, was born.
Fresh from the successful opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, an historic joining of the Red and Mediterranean Seas, French diplomat and enterprising businessman Ferdinand de Lesseps turned his attention to the narrow strip of land in modern-day Panama which was forcing ships to navigate the long and treacherous route around Cape Horn, Chile, to get between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The project manager, Ferdinand de Lesseps, was so confident that he only visited the work site a handful of times during the entire 13 years of work and he expected the work to proceed without any blueprints.
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.
In an extraordinary survival, a letter from Ferdinand de Lesseps, the builder of the Suez Canal, was addressed to Port Sa'id and sent out of Paris by Ballon Monte, a manned balloon system used to counter the 1870 siege of the city by the Prussian army.