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List of famous male spys, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male spys list contains the most prominent and top males known for being spys. There are thousand of males working as spys in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic spys have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a spy then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of many different people, including Joan Pujol Garcia and Charles Turner.

While this isn't a list of all male spys, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male spys?" and "Who are the best male spys?"
Ian Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Spies
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Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing. While working for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units, 30 Assault Unit and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 56 (1908-1964)

Birthplace: London, England

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Whittaker Chambers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Spies
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Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers, was an American writer and editor. After his early years as a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he renounced communism, became an outspoken opponent, and testified at Alger Hiss's perjury and espionage trial. He described both events in his book Witness, published in 1952. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 60 (1901-1961)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Spies
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Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that passed Western secrets to the Soviets before and during the Cold War. Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt and Kim Philby were the four confirmed members of the Cambridge Five, a spy ring that contributed to the Communist cause with the transmission of secret Foreign Office and MI5 documents that described NATO military and Marshall Plan economic strategy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 52 (1911-1963)

Birthplace: England

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Daniel Defoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Spies
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Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets and journals on various topics. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1660-1731)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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