Talk:Ferdinand de Lesseps

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I've found a reference that lists him as Ferdinand Marle, vicomte de Lesseps... More on this as it develops.

dubedjammy: Thats not true, I found out resently that I am a descedent from this man and have also done alot of reasearch, his name is Ferdinand de Lesseps —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dubedjammy (talkcontribs) 23:28, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

This article is long...[edit]

so I added some sections. The Diplomatic section is disproportionately large. 20:07, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 14:25, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


This section contains lots of speculative comments about his descendent Alexandre de Lesseps that should be moderated/edited for content. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) of 16:34, 26 April 2008

It seems odd to include his children from the first marriage in the middle of the text, and the second separately below. Which child in ancestor of the current Count Alexandre ? -- Beardo (talk) 00:48, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Barthélemy and La Pérouse[edit]

... his uncle, Barthélemy de Lesseps, was the French chargé d'affaires. This uncle was an old companion of Jean-François de La Pérouse and the only survivor of the expedition in which La Pérouse perished

I strongly question this claim. Our article on La Pérouse says his ship was lost with all hands. If this was not the case, why was Barthélemy de Lesseps never questioned about the fate of the voyage and the circumstances of his survival? Sounds like a fish story to me, handed dwon from an avuncular uncle to a gullible nephew. -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 11:07, 24 February 2011 (UTC)