Definition of Lesseps
1. Noun. French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894).
Generic synonyms: Diplomat, Diplomatist
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Literary usage of Lesseps
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Ferdinand de Lesseps was also entrusted by his father with missions to Marshal ... The marshal wrote to Mathieu de Lesseps on the i8th of December 1830: " I ..."
2. The Panama Gateway by Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1913)
"Similar reports were made by two engineers in the employ of the Lesseps ... Lesseps paid no heed to these reports, and refused to consent to a change of ..."
3. The Egyptian Campaigns, 1882 to 1885: And the Events which Led to Them by Charles Royle (1886)
"M. DE Lesseps AND THE SUEZ CANAL. Ships warned not to enter the Suez Canal — Protest—M. de Lesseps forbids Hostilities—Neutrality of Canal—M. de Lesseps at ..."
4. Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Containing Biographical by Thompson Cooper (1884)
"This was done with full details, under the title of " Percement de l'Isthme de Suez exposé, et Documents Officiels." M. de Lesseps received a firman ..."
5. The Nicaragua Canal and the Monroe Doctrine: A Political History of Isthmus by Lindley Miller Keasbey (1896)
"De Lesseps, in the meanwhile, was interesting himself in the various canal projects, and endeavor- c I27 De ing to determine in his own mind upon Lesseps.s ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"Lesseps, John Baptiste Barthelemi, baron of, the fellow traveller of the ... Under great difficulties, Lesseps travelled, in the roughest season of the year ..."