Mata Hari

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari Full Name: Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle]
Nationality: Dutch

Profession: Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Why Famous: Executed by firing squad for spying for Germany. Her guilt was debated for decades, but German documents unsealed in the 1970s proved that Mata Hari was a German agent.

Born: August 7, 1876
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Died: October 15, 1917 (aged 41)
Cause of Death: Firing squad

Married Life

  • 1895-07-11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

Historical Events in the Life of Mata Hari

  • 1917-10-15 Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

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