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Dutch born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, or more famously known as Mata Hari. She was an exotic dancer, courtesan, and (wrongly) convicted spy for both the French and Germans during World War 1.

Mata Hari, a double agent in World War I. Despite international fame, she never collected information that is known to have changed the course of history.

VINCENNES Mata Hari, danseuse, fusillée comme espionne dans les fossés du château de Vincennes en 1917. Mata-Hari 1910.jpg

Mata Hari ( real name Margaretha Geertruida Zelle) was an exotic dancer, born in the Netherlands who found fame in pre war Paris and was later executed for espionage in WWI.

Mata Hari was Dutch (Friesland) and was shot during WW I. Soon documents will be opened and we all will know if she really was a spy.

Mata Hari Born: August 7, 1876 Died: October 15, 1917 Briefly Exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for espionage during World War I.

Mata Hari: Margaretha Geertruida "M'greet" Zelle McLeod (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I

Though not known as a belly dancer, Mata Hari is known in the community because of her costumes, music and dance style.