Juan Pujol García

1912 - 1988

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Juan Pujol Garcia (14 February 1912 – 10 October 1988), also known as Joan Pujol Garcia, was a Spanish spy who acted as a double agent loyal to Great Britain against Nazi Germany during World War II, when he relocated to Britain to carry out fictitious spying activities for the Germans. He was given the codename Garbo by the British; their German counterparts codenamed him Alaric and referred to his non-existent spy network as "Arabal".After developing a loathing of political extremism of all sorts during the Spanish Civil War, Pujol decided to become a spy for Britain as a way to do something "for the good of humanity". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Pujol García has received more than 1,493,883 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Juan Pujol García is the 297th most popular military personnel (up from 345th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from Spain (up from 260th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Military Personnel.

Juan Pujol García is most famous for his work as a double agent during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Juan Pujol García ranks 297 out of 1,468Before him are Hans-Joachim Marseille, Götz von Berlichingen, Toyotomi Hideyori, Alexander Yegorov, John J. Pershing, and Emilio De Bono. After him are Alexander Löhr, Dmitry Yazov, Arthur Nebe, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, and John Franklin.

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Among people born in 1912, Juan Pujol García ranks 38Before him are Sergiu Celibidache, Edward Mills Purcell, Jozef Gabčík, Otto Ernst Remer, Minoru Yamasaki, and Leonid Kantorovich. After him are Karl Malden, Glenn T. Seaborg, Lawrence Durrell, Sonja Henie, Otto Kretschmer, and Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland. Among people deceased in 1988, Juan Pujol García ranks 16Before him are Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kim Philby, Roy Orbison, and Raymond Carver. After him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Virginia Satir, Gert Fröbe, Felix Wankel, John Holmes, and Clifford D. Simak.

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Among people born in Spain, Juan Pujol García ranks 226 out of 2,932Before him are Huneric (450), Antonio Machado (1875), Javier Bardem (1969), Joanna la Beltraneja (1462), Petronilla of Aragon (1136), and Felipe González (1942). After him are Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi (650), Jordi Savall (1941), Charles II, Duke of Parma (1799), Xavi (1980), Alfonso IX of León (1171), and Lope de Aguirre (1518).