Who was the most famous person you shook hands with?


I am not a big fan of chain letters. It could be the first chain letter which I will respond in my life. But one of the questions of it intrigued me.


"Five Questions" from July 2021 Gemini, question 5th - "Who was the most famous person you shook hands with?"


I had saw some answers on Gemini for that questions before I found Christina's capsule. One of the answers mentioned for example Queen Elizabeth II. I am not a kind of person who will look for opportunity of meeting famous persons. Even if I would met such person I probably don't wait in line for photo and handshaking.


But as I said, this question intrigued me. Who is the most famous person I met.


I realised that it was Richard Stallman. I went to some meeting where he was giving a speech about ten years ago, when he was visiting Poland. It was small group of people, but the meeting was open for everybody. After his speech I asked him for autograph on Free as in Freedom book. I felt that he was surprised about it, and not so very willing to do so. But he gave an autograph, and it could be that we shook hand. But I don't remember this.


Every other handshakes in my memory (real, or that in half imaginary as above) are ordinary people's handshakes. ;-)


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