Which French diplomat was behind the construction of the Suez Canal? - Alea-Quiz

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Which French diplomat was behind the construction of the Suez Canal?

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Pierced between 1859 and 1869, thanks to a giant fund-raising campaign at the Paris Stock Exchange under the direction of retired French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, it enabled ships to sail from Europe to Asia without having to circumnavigate Africa via the Cape of Good Hope and without breaking cargo overland between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

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