Ferdinand de Lesseps

(1805 - 1894)

The French diplomat Ferdinand, viscount de Lesseps, is best known for building the Suez Canal. He had twelve children with his second wife, spoke at the dedication ceremony for the Statue of Liberty, and appears in the video game Civilization V.

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1854 | Marea

Canal Birth

Ferdinand de Lesseps calls for a new path.More

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