ferdinand marie, vicomte

de Lesseps

[duh-les-eps; French duh le-seps]
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie [fur-dn-and muh-ree; French fer-dee-nahn ma-ree] , Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de.
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de Lesseps (French də lɛsɛps)
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie (fɛrdinɑ̃ mari). 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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