Mata Hari

1876 - 1917

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Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari (), was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I. Many people still believe she was innocent, and condemned only because the French Army needed a scapegoat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mata Hari has received more than 5,767,553 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Mata Hari is the most popular dancer, the 9th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Dancer.

Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for espionage.

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Among dancers, Mata Hari ranks 1 out of 75After her are Isadora Duncan, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Josephine Baker, Pina Bausch, Vaslav Nijinsky, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, Margot Fonteyn, and Martha Graham.

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Among people born in 1876, Mata Hari ranks 2Before her is Pope Pius XII. After her are Jack London, Konrad Adenauer, Erich Raeder, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Constantin Brâncuși, Wilhelm Pieck, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Pablo Casals, Zewditu, and Alexander I of Serbia. Among people deceased in 1917, Mata Hari ranks 4Before her are Émile Durkheim, Auguste Rodin, and Edgar Degas. After her are Octave Mirbeau, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Buffalo Bill, Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, and Franz Brentano.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Mata Hari ranks 9 out of 1,209Before her are Johannes Vermeer (1632), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), and Piet Mondrian (1872). After her are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Hugo Grotius (1583), Pope Adrian VI (1459), and Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938).

Among DANCERS In Netherlands

Among dancers born in Netherlands, Mata Hari ranks 1After her are Hans van Manen (1932).