Mata Hari

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Ma·ta Ha·ri

 (mä′tə här′ē, măt′ə hăr′ē) Originally Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. 1876-1917.
Dutch spy. A professional dancer in Paris after 1905, she apparently spied for Germany during World War I and was arrested and executed by the French.
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Mata Hari

(ˈmɑːtə ˈhɑːrɪ)
(Biography) real name Gertrud Margarete Zelle. 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France, who was executed as a German spy in World War I
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Ma•ta Ha•ri

(ˈmɑ tə ˈhɑr i, ˈmæt ə ˈhær i)
(Gertrud Margarete Zelle) 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France: executed as a spy by the French.
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1876: Mata Hari (Margaretha Zelle), exotic spy who passed secrets to Germany during the First World War, was born.
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