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The Story of Mata Hari (1876–1917)

Exotic dancer (and spy)

The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari, whose real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, was killed in the First World War. She was convicted of espionage and executed in France.

Studio photo of Mata Hari (Public Domain — wiki)

Mata Hari was born in Leeuwarden on 7 August 1876, the eldest daughter of a milliner. At first, the family is relatively well off, but when the father goes bankrupt…

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Interested in almost everything but especially history, science and technology