Definition of Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie in English:

Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie

proper noun

  • Vicomte de (1805–94), French diplomat. From 1854 onwards, while in the consular service in Egypt, he devoted himself to the project of the Suez Canal. In 1881 he embarked on the building of the Panama Canal, but the project was abandoned in 1889.

Pronunciation

Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie

/ˈlɛsəps//ləsɛp/