publication date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: At three, he led a religion. At fifteen, he led a region. At twenty-three, he led a retreat. At seventy, he leads a revolution.
explanation: Gyatso became Dalai Lama at 3 and leader of Tibet at 15. At 23, he evacuated to India when China seized Tibet. When this goo was published, he was 70 and still pursuing a goal of global peace and Tibetan freedom. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, and John Julitz