Ferdinand de Lesseps

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Ferdinand de Lesseps
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Born19 November 1805(1805-11-19)
Versailles, French Empire
Died7 December 1894(1894-12-07) (aged 89)
Guilly, French Republic
Alma materCollege o Henry IV, Paris
ThriftDiplomat, entrepreneur
AwairdsAlbert Medal (1870)

Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps GCSI (French: [də lesɛps]; 19 November 1805 – 7 December 1894) wis a French diplomat an later developer o the Suez Canal, which in 1869 jyned the Mediterranean an Reid Seas, substantially reducing sailin distances an times atween Europe an East Asie.