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Mata Hari

Mata Hari in 1906
Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
7 August 1876
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died 15 October 1917 (aged 41)
Vincennes, Paris, France
Cause of death Execution by firing squad
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Exotic Dancer
Courtesan
Spy
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Spouse(s) Rudolf John MacLeod
(m. 1895; div. 1906)
Children
Norman-John MacLeod (son) (30 January 1897 – 27 June 1899)
Louise Jeanne MacLeod (daughter) (2 May 1898 – 10 August 1919)
Parent(s) Adam Zelle (father)
Antje van der Meulen (mother)
Spying career
Allegiance France
Service Deuxième Bureau
Active 1916–1917
Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari (/ˈmɑːtə ˈhɑːri/), was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I[1] and executed by firing squad in France

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