|born on||7 August 1876 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 53n12, 5e46|
|Timezone||LMT m5e46 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°16' 10°32 Asc. 12°06'|
Dutch prostitute and exotic dancer who also served as a spy. The daughter of a merchant, in her younger years Margaretha was expelled from convent school for sleeping with a priest and, at the age of 18, moved to Java with MacLeod, her 40-year-old husband. They married on 7/11/1895. The couple had a violent marriage and one of their two kids died. She left her husband and returned to Europe in 1905 where, as an exotic dancer, a nude belly dancer, she went to Paris to work in a brothel.
She also attended German espionage school, but was arrested as a double agent when she delivered a message on German submarine activity to the French embassy. She was arrested on 2/13/1917 and placed on trial on 8/25/1917 for treason. Convicted, she was executed by firing squad on 10/15/1917, 5:00 AM, Vincennes, France. On the morning of her execution, she put on her stockings, dressed in a pearl-gray frock, slung a coat over her shoulders, buttoned her boots, put on a dark tricorned hat with a veil and glove. "This lady knows how to die," said the sergeant major who helped her. "After the shots were fired, she crumpled in a heap of petticoats."
The famed figure returned to the news 84 years after her death when historian Leon Schirmann, who has spent a decade researching the case, put out his second book about Mata Hari in late October 2001. He finds that documents show French falsification of the records and that instead of a major spy for the Germans, Gertrude Zelle was an elegant but naive adventuress, essentially the first strip-tease dancer. At the outbreak of WW I, she was offered cash up-front for a German mission but turned out to be neither a very good dancer or spy. With the codename of H21 she returned to Paris, spent the money and did precious little else, Schirmann writes.
- Death by Execution 15 October 1917 at 05:00 AM in Vincennes, France (Firing squad, age 41)
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- Crime : Trial dates 25 August 1917 (For treason, convicted)
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B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher, from the Gemeente Archief Leeuwarden.
(Craswell quotes "The Measure Of Life," p. 202, same. T.P. Davis quotes Douglas Lannark of Copenhagen for 12:34 PM.
Circle No.344, quotes biographer Wertenbaker, "Eye Of The Lion," for 1878.
Britannica has 8/07/1876.
PC quotes Astarte for 2:00 PM.)
Biography: Julie Wheelwright, "The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage," Trafalgar/Collins & Brown, 1993. There are about 30 biographies written about her.
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Victim)
- Vocation : Sex Business : Prostitute/ Pimp
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Firing Squad)
- Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent
- Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Spy, romantic figure, movies about her)
- Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Child killed (poisoned by servant))
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Belly dancer)
- Vocation : Sex Business : Exotic Dancers (Strip-tease dancer)