Nelson Mandela was one of the most famous figures of the 20th and 21st century. He was known as the revolutionary, peacemaker, leader and humanitarian, among others. Many dignitaries and public figures would have and did give anything to have a meeting with him or be seen with him. History will show that he was a complex character and that he was able to adapt to a variety of situations with ease. He was not intimidated by anyone as his relaxed encounter with Queen Elizabeth proved. Nelson exhibited many leadership qualities and styles, depending on who he was with and the situation he found himself in.