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Anthony Blunt
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Born in Bournemouth, Dorset
Born on 26th of September 1907
Died on 26th of March 1983

Born 1907. Died 1983 - Art historian and Soviet spy.

Educated at Cambridge where he became a Communist and met Guy Burgess, Kim Philby and Donald Maclean. During WWII while serving in British intelligence he passed on information to the Russian government. Help Burgess and Maclean defect in 1951. Confessed in 1964 in return for his immunity. Knighthood awarded in 1956 but annulled in 1979.

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