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 (lĕs′əps, lĕ-sĕps′), 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 (1882) but abandoned the project because of bankruptcy (1888).


(ˈlɛsəps; French lɛsɛps)
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(ˈlɛs əps)

Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de, 1805–94, French engineer and diplomat: promoter of the Suez Canal.
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De Lesseps had finished the Suez Canal and was examining Panama.
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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.
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