Mata Hari

(1876—1917) Dutch dancer and secret agent

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(b. 7 Aug. 1876, d. 15 Oct. 1917).

German spy Of Dutch origin, the nightclub dancer worked in Paris from 1903, where she had countless affairs with French officers and government officials. In 1917, she was arrested and charged with passing on secrets to the Germans, and was subsequently convicted and hanged.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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