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Spymaster

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A spymaster is the leader of a spy ring, run by a secret service.

Historical spymasters

  • Wilhelm Canaris (Germany)
  • Michael Collins (Ireland)
  • Dai Li (Republic of China)
  • Markus Wolf, known as "Spymaster's Spymaster" (East Germany)
  • R. N. Kao (India)
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sengoku era Japan)
  • Isser Harel (Israel)
  • William Stephenson, one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond (Canada)
  • France
  • Cardinal Richelieu (Kingdom of France)
  • Ernest Courtot de Cissey, minister and founder of the Deuxième Bureau (Third French Republic)
  • Russia
  • Pyotr Rachkovsky, head of Okhrana (Russian Empire)
  • Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev (Russian Empire)
  • Joseph Peters (Soviet Union)
  • Semyon Semyonov (Soviet Union)
  • Pakistan

  • Hamid Gul (Director-General ISI 1987–1989)
  • United Kingdom
  • Francis Walsingham (Elizabethan England)
  • Mansfield Smith-Cumming (United Kingdom)
  • Vera-May Rosenberg aka Vera Atkins spymistress (UK World War II)
  • William Wickham (England)
  • United States
  • Allen Dulles (Director of Central Intelligence)
  • Benjamin Tallmadge, head of the Culper Ring
  • Allan Pinkerton
  • James Jesus Angleton (CIA Counterintelligence)
  • J. Edgar Hoover, historical head of FBI
  • References

    Spymaster Wikipedia


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