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Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Geertruida (Grietje) Zelle (7 August, 1876, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands15 October, 1917, Vincennes, France), a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for alleged espionage during World War I.

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Mata Hari, exotic dancer and convicted spy, made her name synonymous with femme fatale during World War I.



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