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Mettre du cœur à l’ouvrage

Famed French engineer Alexandre Gustave Bönickhausen, better known as Eiffel, was born on December 16, 1832 in Dijon, France. His family had emigrated from the Eifel region Germany in an earlier generation. What started as a nickname was eventually modified … Continue reading

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Faire quelque chose contre vents et marées

Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps was born on November 19, 1805. He was the developer of the Suez canal that joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas. A diplomat and the son of a diplomat, he tackled the Suez project after … Continue reading

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