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  • Vice Admiral Alfred Wilkinson Johnson (1876 - 1963)
    Alfred Wilkinson Johnson was a career officer of the United States Navy who served in the Spanish–American War and World War I, commanded several ships, and served as Director of Naval Intelligence, ...
  • Capt. Caleb Brewster, Culper Spy Ring (1747 - 1827)
    Caleb Brewster Allegiance: United States Service: Continental Army Born: September 12, 1747, Setauket, New York Died: February 13, 1827 (aged 79), Black Rock, Connecticut Caleb Brewster (Sept...
  • Toussaint Dubois, Sr (1751 - 1816)
    *******************************************The year of Toussaint Dubois Sr.'s birth is uncetain. Birth dates from various sources range from 1736 to 1764. Since it thought that his parents married on F...
  • Richard Sorge (1895 - 1944)
    Рихард Зорге (нем. Richard Sorge, агентурный псевдоним "Рамзай", «Инсон»; 4 октября 1895 года, Сабунчи, Бакинский уезд, Бакинская губерния, Российская империя — 7 ноября 1944 года, Токио, Японская импе...
  • Branko Vukelić (1904 - 1945)
    ) Branko Vukelić (1904 – January 1945) was a Yugoslav spy working for Richard Sorge's spy ring in Japan. Vukelić was born in Osijek in 1904. His father Milivoj was a military officer in the Austr...

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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