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Anthony Blunt

Anthony BluntAKA Anthony Frederick Blunt

Born: 26-Sep-1907
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died: 26-Mar-1983
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Historian, Spy

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Art historian, Soviet spy

Military service: British Army (1939-40); MI5 (1940-45)

The "Fourth Man" of the Cambridge spy scandal.

Brother: Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt
Brother: Christopher Evelyn Blunt
Boyfriend: Guy Burgess (Cambridge spy, briefly lovers)
Boyfriend: John Gaskin

    High School: Marlborough College
    University: Trinity College, Cambridge University (1932)
    Administrator: Director, Courtauld Institute of Art (1947-74)
    Professor: Art History, University of London (1960-)

    Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures 1945-73
    Warburg Institute Staff (1937-39)
    Granted Immunity
    Knighthood 1956 (later rescinded)
    French Legion of Honor 1958
    Traveled to the USSR 1933

Author of books:
Artistic Theory in Italy (1940)
François Mansart and the Origins of French Classical Architecture (1941)
French Drawings at Windsor Castle (1945)
Art and Architecture in France 1500-1700 (1953, with R. Beresford)
Philibert de l'Orme (1958)
The Art of William Blake (1959)


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