Peter Wright

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Birthday
9, 1916
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 27, 1995 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1916
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 27, 1995 (78)

About

English scientist and MI5 counterintelligence officer who wrote the controversial bestselling international book Spycatcher.

Before Fame

He worked at the Admiralty's Research Laboratory during World War II and started working as a Principal Scientific Officer at the Services Electronics Research Laboratory in 1946.

Trivia

He published the 1991 book The Encyclopaedia of Espionage, but it did not have much impact.

Family Life

His father was (George) Maurice Wright, one of the founders of signals intelligence during World War I.

Associated With

One of the devices he worked on inventing was eventually attributed to scientist Leon Theremin.