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Monday, March 21, 2016

Meet Luigi Negrelli: The Man Behind The Suez Canal

"Luigi Negrelli, or Alois Negrelli in German, an almost exact contemporary of Brunel and Robert Stephenson, was one of the most outstanding civil engineers of his time. His remark-able technical gifts as a road, hydraulic and railway engineer and his ability to plan and supervise large engineering projects soon won him recognition in the Austrian Empire and well beyond its frontiers. He played an important part in the design of the Suez Canal, although he died before the beginning of the construction of the canal in 1859."

Negrelli, though born on Italian soil and possessing of Italian blood, was also from Tyrol by his maternal lineage and was mostly educated in Austria.

Read his Suez Canal story here.