Where’s…?

By Kevin O’Sullivan

FT Weekend Magazine Cover 16 May 2009A few weeks ago (16 May) the Financial Times ran a cover story on its Weekend Magazine entitled ‘What made these people leaders? And can it be taught?’ and accompanied it with a montage of one hundred figures obviously considered by the paper to be examples of such. Michael Collins is there, along with Charles de Gaulle, Adolf Hitler, Malcolm X, Franco, Boris Yeltsin and Germaine Greer, but, interestingly, no Eamon de Valera (or Bertie, of course). There was a competition to name all one hundred (the prize, in true FT style, is a bottle of champagne), though the winner got only 90 of them correct. Click on the image for a larger version and see how many you can name. We’ll post the results in a couple of weeks after you’ve stewed over it for a while.

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2 Responses to “Where’s…?”

  1. Laurie Clayton Says:

    Can you please advise on the answers to Where’s…?

    • puesoccurrences Says:

      Sorry Laurie – completely forgot to update this with the answers. Sincerest apologies. An incredibly difficult task, was it not? If you feel like bragging, let us know how many you got.

      Starting at the top left (number 1) and working across, row-by-row (so that number 11 is below number 1, etc), here’s the results. I should also direct you to the Financial Times (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/380d3512-45a3-11de-b6c8-00144feabdc0.html) where this was originally posted.

      1. Geronimo, Apache leader
      2. Yasser Arafat
      3. Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther
      4. Bill Clinton
      5. Field Marshall Montgomery
      6. Winston Churchill
      7. Dalai Lama
      8. David Cameron
      9. John McCain, US senator
      10. “Che” Guevara
      11. Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan
      12. Queen Elizabeth I
      13. Gordon Brown
      14. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
      15. Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary
      16. Nicolas Sarkozy
      17. Vladimir Putin
      18. Gandhi
      19. Malcolm X
      20. Charles de Gaulle
      21. Queen Victoria
      22. Joschka Fischer, German Green party politician
      23. Hillary Clinton
      24. Golda Meir, Israeli PM, 1969-74
      25. Martin Luther King Jr.
      26. Pierre Trudeau, Canadian PM, 1968-79
      27. Henry Ford
      28. General Franco
      29. Crazy Horse, hero of the Battle of Little Bighorn
      30. Salvador Allende, president of Chile, 1970-73
      31. Harvey Milk, gay rights activist
      32. Harold Wilson
      33. Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe PM
      34. Nero
      35. Gloria Steinem, US feminist
      36. Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist
      37. Ronald Reagan
      38. John Major
      39. Saddam Hussein
      40. Imelda Marcos
      41. Angela Merkel
      42. Adolf Hitler
      43. Richard Branson
      44. Eva Peron
      45. Stalin
      46. Rafael Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republic, 1930-61
      47. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
      48. Wen Jiabao, Chinese PM
      49. George H.W. Bush
      50. Julius Caesar
      51. Bertrand Russell
      52. Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda
      53. Chairman Mao
      54. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
      55. Genghis Khan
      56. Idi Amin
      57. Jack Welch, chief executive of General Electric, 1981-2001
      58. Emmeline Pankhurst
      59. Muammar Gaddafi
      60. Augusto Pinochet
      61. General Sherman, Union Army officer
      62 Rudolph Giuliani
      63. Lenin
      64. Silvio Berlusconi
      65. Neville Chamberlain
      66. Mikhail Gorbachev
      67. Boris Yeltsin
      68. Benito Mussolini
      69. Alex Ferguson
      70. Guy Fawkes
      71. Robert Mugabe
      72. General George Patton
      73. Ségolène Royal, French Socialist politician
      74. Margaret Thatcher
      75. Jimmy Carter
      76. François Mitterand
      77. Tony Blair
      78. Magic Johnson, US basketball player
      79. Martin Luther
      80. Gamal Abdel Nasser, president of Egypt, 1956-70
      81. Dwight D. Eisenhower
      82. Hugo Chávez
      83, Olof Palme, Swedish PM, 1969-76, 1982-86
      84. Kaiser Wilhelm II
      85. Barack Obama
      86. Sonia Gandhi
      87. Georges Pompidou, French PM, 1962-68, president, 1969-74
      88. Germaine Greer
      89. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
      90. Simone de Beauvoir
      91. Josip Tito, president of Yugoslavia, 1953-80
      92. Sarah Palin
      93. Michael Manley, Jamaican PM, 1972-80 and 1989-92
      94. Pope John Paul II
      95. Benjamin Disraeli
      96. Josef Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank
      97. Nelson Mandela
      98. Gough Whitlam, Australian PM, 1972-75
      99. George W. Bush
      100. Fidel Castro

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