Historical spymasters[edit | edit source]
- Dai Li (Republic of China)
- Francis Walsingham (Elizabethan era England)
- James Jesus Angleton (United States)
- J. Edgar Hoover Longtime head of America's FBI (United States).
- Joseph Peters (Soviet Union)
- George Washington and the Culper Ring (United States)
- Mansfield Smith-Cumming (United Kingdom)
- Markus Wolf, known as "Spymaster's Spymaster" (East Germany)
- Michael Collins (Ireland)
- Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev (Russian Empire)
- R. N. Kao (India)
- Isser Harel (Israel)
- Semyon Semyonov (Soviet Union)
- Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sengoku era Japan)
- William Stephenson, one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond (Canada, United Kingdom)
- William Wickham (England)
- David Kimche (Israel)
Fictional spymasters[edit | edit source]
- Arvin Sloane, a character in the American TV series Alias
- The fan community of the anime/manga Naruto places Jiraiya as the spymaster for the Village Hidden in the Leaves.
- Lord Varys, the Master of Whisperers, is a spymaster of the King's Small Council in Westeros, from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice And Fire.
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