Mata Hari

1876 - 1917

Mata Hari

Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" 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. Despite her admitting under interrogation to taking money to work as a German spy many people still believe she was innocent because the French Army needed a scapegoat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mata Hari has received more than 4,236,509 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making her the most popular dancer.

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Among dancers, Mata Hari ranks 1 out of 66After her are Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Josephine Baker, Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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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, Constantin Brâncuși, Wilhelm Pieck, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Alexander I of Serbia, 13th Dalai Lama, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Manuel de Falla. Among people deceased in 1917, Mata Hari ranks 4Before her are Émile Durkheim, Auguste Rodin, and Edgar Degas. After her are L. L. Zamenhof, Octave Mirbeau, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Buffalo Bill, Edward Burnett Tylor, and Franz Brentano.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Mata Hari ranks 11 out of 908Before her are Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), and Christiaan Huygens (1629). After her are Hugo Grotius (1583), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), and Abel Tasman (1603).

Among DANCERS In Netherlands

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