Fictional spy created by Ian Fleming, who first appeared in the novel 'Casino Royale', but see Fleming's page for an alternative origin for Bond. Eleven further novels and two short story collectio...
Fiction, Espionage, Fictional, Seriously Famous
First Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6. Born as Mansfield George Smith. Began his career in the navy aged 13, but suffering severe sea-sickness he was retired in 1885, and married...
Person, Espionage, Politics & Administration
Diplomat and transvestite. Born Tonnerre, Burgundy, France. Full name: D'Éon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, born of the French nobility. Up until 1763 he had a disting...
Person, Espionage, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration, France
British intelligence and security organisation, responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces. Originally established after WWI as the ...
Born Odette Marie Céline Brailly in France. Married an Englishman, Sansom, in 1931 and moved to England. He enlisted in 1940 and she in 1942 with Special Forces of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ...
Person, Espionage, France
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Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Italy, USA
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