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Welcome to SpyMuseum.com, one of the first and most respected web sites focusing on the intriguing world of espionage. Browse through profiles of the greatest spies, missions and events in history.

 

Agnes Smedley

Agnes Smedley

American journalist who spied for Russia against Japan.

Alan Nunn May

Alan Nunn May

British physicist who passed atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames

CIA counter-intelligence officer convicted of spying for the Soviet Union.

Alfred Redl

Alfred Redl

Austrian head of counter-intelligence blackmailed by Russia into passing secrets.

Alger Hiss

Alger Hiss

U.S. State Department official accused of espionage.

Anthony Blunt

Anthony Blunt

Noted British art historian who acted as a Soviet recruiter.

Carl Lody

Carl Lody

German soldier who spied on England during World War I.

Christine Granville

Christine Granville

Polish-born British SOE known for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions.

Clayton Lonetree

Clayton Lonetree

A United States Marine coerced into passing secrets to the Soviet Union.

Clyde Conrad

Clyde Conrad

U.S. Army Sgt. who spied for Hungary & Czechoslovakia.

Donald Maclean

Donald Maclean

British diplomat who became a spy for the Soviet Union.

Earl Pitts

Earl Pitts

FBI attorney who worked as a mole for the Soviet Union.

Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg

American communist executed for espionage against the United States.

Feliks Dzerzhinsky

Feliks Dzerzhinsky

Head of the Bolshevik Secret Police, the CHEKA.

Franz Von Papen

Franz Von Papen

German spymaster assigned to disrupt U.S. – British communications.

George Blake

George Blake

British spy who worked as a double-agent for the Soviet Union.

Gordon Lonsdale

Gordon Lonsdale

Soviet intelligence officer who headed a spy ring in the U.S.

Hans Oster

Hans Oster

German Army general who built a resistance organization against the Nazis.

Harold Nicholson

Harold Nicholson

Among the highest ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage.

Herbert Yardley

Herbert Yardley

American cryptologist who wrote the expose “The American Black Chamber.”

Igor Gouzenko

Igor Gouzenko

Soviet cipher clerk who defected to Canada, turning over Soviet secrets.

James Jesus Angleton

James Jesus Angleton

Head of CIA counter-intelligence and noted mole-hunter.

John Cairncross

John Cairncross

British intelligence officer who passed secrets to the Soviet Union.

John Walker

John Walker

U.S. military communications specialist whose family spy ring passed intelligence to the Soviets.

Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard

American Naval Intelligence analyst who spied for Israel.

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

American-born entertainer who spied for France against the Nazis.

Judith Coplon

Judith Coplon

American-born Soviet agent who passed information about American counter-intelligence.

Julius Rosenberg

Julius Rosenberg

American-born Soviet recruiter and atomic spy.

Kim Philby

Kim Philby

High-ranking member of British intelligence offical who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

Klaus Fuchs

Klaus Fuchs

German-born British theoretical physicist and atomic spy.

Lionel “Buster” Crabb

Lionel “Buster” Crabb

British Royal Navy diver assigned to missions against the Soviet Union.

Lavrentiy Beria

Lavrentiy Beria

Beria, Lavrentiy Chief of the NKVD and the head of the great Soviet purge.

Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan

British SOE agent who worked with the French Resistance.

Nelson Drummond

Nelson Drummond

U.S. Navy Yeoman blackmailed in spying for the Soviets.

Marthe Richard

Marthe Richard

A former prostitute who spied for France against Germany.

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

A Dutch exotic dancer who worked as a double-agent for France and Germany.

Morris Childs

Morris Childs

An America-born Soviet spy who later became a double agent working for the United States.

Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen

Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen

London-born adventurer who arranged counter-intelligence for China.

Oleg Penkovsky

Oleg Penkovsky

Soviet colonel who exposed the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.

Paul Dukes

Paul Dukes

MI6 officer assigned to spy on Russia utilizing assorted disguises.

Richard Miller

Richard Miller

First FBI agent ever convicted of espionage.

Richard Sorge

Richard Sorge

Soviet master spy who ran a spy ring against Japan.

Robert Hanssen

Robert Hanssen

American FBI agent who passed information to Soviet intelligence.

Roger Hollis

Roger Hollis

Director General of MI5 who was later accused of being a Soviet agent.

Ronald Pelton

Ronald Pelton

American spy convicted of passing NSA secrets to the KGB.

Ruth Kuczynski

Ruth Kuczynski

German-born Soviet spy who operated a spy ring in China.

Rudolf Abel

Rudolf Abel

Notorious Soviet Cold War spy swapped for U-2 pilot.

Rudolf Roessler

Rudolf Roessler

Head of a Soviet espionage ring that spied on Germany.

Sandor Rado

Sandor Rado

Hungarian cartographer who spied on the Nazis for the Soviet Union.

Sidney Reilly

Sidney Reilly

Russian-born British spy known for his daring exploits.

Ted Hall

Ted Hall

American physicist and an atomic spy for the Soviet Union.

Vernon Kell

Vernon Kell

First Director General of the British Security Service (MI5).

Violette Szabo

Violette Szabo

French-born SOE operative who reconstituted a French Resistence network.

Whittaker Chambers

Whittaker Chambers

Born in 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a journalist. Attended Columbia University, beginning in 1920. Was expelled in…
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  • About spymuseum.com

    This site was one of the first on the web to focus on the world of espionage and the people and events that changed world history. There are more than 50 biographical sketches of the greatest spies and spymasters as well as a look at noteworthy scandals, missions and spy rings over the last 300 years.
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  • Agnes Smedley

    Agnes Smedley

    American journalist who spied for Russia against Japan.

  • Alan Nunn May

    Alan Nunn May

    British physicist who passed atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

  • Aldrich Ames

    Aldrich Ames

    CIA counter-intelligence officer convicted of spying for the Soviet Union.

  • Alfred Redl

    Alfred Redl

    Austrian head of counter-intelligence blackmailed by Russia into passing secrets.

  • Alger Hiss

    Alger Hiss

    U.S. State Department official accused of espionage.

  • Anthony Blunt

    Anthony Blunt

    Noted British art historian who acted as a Soviet recruiter.

  • Carl Lody

    Carl Lody

    German soldier who spied on England during World War I.

  • Christine Granville

    Christine Granville

    Polish-born British SOE known for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions.

  • Clayton Lonetree

    Clayton Lonetree

    A United States Marine coerced into passing secrets to the Soviet Union.

  • Clyde Conrad

    Clyde Conrad

    U.S. Army Sgt. who spied for Hungary & Czechoslovakia.