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  • Matthew Horn (c.1760 - 1834)
    State of Kentucky Estill County: SS On this 17th day of July 1832 personally appeared in open Court before me Richard French sole and presiding Judge of the Circuit Court for the County of Estill afore...
  • Dr Michael Bialoguski (1917 - 1984)
    Michael Bialoguski (1917–1984) by David McKnight This article was published: in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17 , 2007 online in 2007 Michael Bialoguski (1917-1984), medical pract...
  • Carolina ''Charlotte'' Pistner (1826 - 1882)
    Charlotte Brand/Brandt Pistner was a homemaker that lived in both Sandfordtown, Kentucky and Covington, Kentucky where she died. According to family oral history, she was a union spy during the Civil War.
  • Sir John Sawers
    Robert John Sawers GCMG (born 26 July 1955) is a former British diplomat and senior civil servant. He was Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), a position he had held from November 2009 until...
  • Sherman Kent (1903 - 1986)
    Sherman Kent Sherman Kent Wikipedia Page Sherman Kent was a Yale University history professor who, during World War II and through 17 years of Cold War-era service in the Central Intelligence Agen...

For fictional spies, see Spy fiction‎.

Spies or secrect agents are individuals who obtain information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. The act of spying, or espionage, is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and, in many cases, illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of intelligence gathering - which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means.

Notable spies

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